Coal Projects

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 

Coal Tenements Fact File:

  • The Bundi Project area is located immediately south of Glencore's proposed ‘Wandoan Mine’ development and New Hope Coal's proposed ‘Elimatta Mine’
    The Bundi Project coal Resource estimate is 2001.6 Mt (1705.6 Mt Inferred and 296.0 Mt Indicated).  A Scoping Study was completed in 2012. 
  • The Columboola Project is a Joint Venture between Metro and SinoCoal Resources Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of China Coal Ltd, the 2nd largest coal producer in China).  The deposit is down dip of Cameby Downs Mine, currently being mined by Yancoal. Columboola has a Resource estimate of 1216.6 Mt (974.0 Mt Inferred and 242.6 Indicated Mt) of thermal coal at depths amenable to underground mining.  An MDL application has been granted.