Metro Mining’s 4 billion tonne thermal coal resource in Queensland’s Surat Basin is one of Australia’s largest.
Metro has successfully identified a 4 billion tonne thermal coal resource in the Surat Basin. The coal is ideal as a feedstock for power stations due to its high quality and low sulphur. Deposits will be mined using modern, large scale underground long wall operations. The company stopped work on its tenements in 2013 due to the depressed coal market and delays in rail infrastructure to Queensland’s Surat Basin.
Metro believes the coal market will recover in the medium term and continues to work with other stakeholders in the Surat Basin to provide solutions to the rail infrastructure. Coal tenements are being maintained in good standing with minimal expenditure
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