Clifford coal project

From Global Energy Monitor

The Clifford coal project is a proposed open-cut thermal coal mine.[1] The proposed site lies in an area heavy with mining proposals in the Surat Basin, north west of Wandoan, Queensland, Australia.[1]

As of 2022, without any recent developments, the project appears cancelled.


The satellite image below shows the exact location of the proposed mine.[1]

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The Clifford project covers approximately 820 square kilometres in Queensland’s highly prospective Surat Basin, near Stanmore Resources’ Range coal project. The project is a joint exploration initiative between Stanmore (60%) and Japanese Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC; 40%).

The Stanmore Coal website suggests that the coal would be exported via the Port of Gladstone to Japanese power stations.[1]

Project Details

  • Operators: Stanmore Resources Ltd. (60%), the Japanese Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (40%)
  • Owners: Stanmore Resources Ltd. (60%), the Japanese Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (40%)
  • Location: North west of Wandoan[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -25.751850, 149.662081 (exact)[1]
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Production Capacity: 5 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource: 630 million tonnes[2]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Thermal[1]
  • Mine Size: 820 km2[1]
  • Mine Type: Opencast[1]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing: The Japanese Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Stanmore Coal, "Clifford Project Overview", Stanmore Coal website, accessed 7 January 2020.
  2. 2022 Annual Coal Resources and Reserve Summary, Stanmore Resources website, 27 Feb. 2023.
  3. Future Seas, "Stanmore Coal increase of Clifford Project resource", Future Seas website, 30 January 2016.

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