Columboola Project

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Columboola Project is a cancelled coal mine in Miles, Queensland, Australia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Columboola Project Miles, Queensland, Australia -26.744057, 150.327096 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Cancelled 2023

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
5 Underground 500* *

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
1216.6 Subbituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
China National Coal Group China Coal China

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.

Coal Mine Background

In 2013 the CEO of MetroCoal said, "Both Bundi and Columboola, along with the other proposed mines in the Surat Basin, rely on the construction of the Surat Basin railway to provide the connection to the port. Construction of this rail has been delayed with the announcement of the mothballing of Glencore’s Wandoan project."[1]

In April 2010, Metro Coal entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with China Coal Import & Export Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China National Coal Group Corp.[2]

Exploration commenced in 2011.[2]

A Mineral Developments License application has been granted.[3]

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  1. Mike O’Brien, "Metro Coal Annual Report 2013", page 4, July 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Metro Coal, "Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30 June 2018", page 3, 30 June 2018.
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