Dysart East Coal Project

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Dysart East Coal Project is a proposed coal mine in Dysart, Queensland, Australia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dysart East Coal Project Dysart, Queensland, Australia -22.550335, 148.414404 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Project Type Opening Year Closing Year
Proposed Permitted New 2024

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
1.9 Underground Bord and Pillar 500* 200

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
32 96 Bituminous Met

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Mastermyne Group Bengal Energy Australia, India

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


The Dysart East coal project is a proposed underground hard coking coal mine. The proposed site lies seven kilometres east of the township of Dysart in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland, Australia.[1] In April 2018 planning permission was secured for the Dysart East coal project.[2]

Bengal Coal says that "The mine’s products are in high demand from the key steel producing markets of China, Japan, India and South Korea. The asset is in close proximity to Norwich Park and Saraji mines, has existing power infrastructure and a rail line on site, and is adjacent to unmined coal resources."[3]

The mine has been approved with an end date of 2039.[2]

Bengal Coal is a private Australian company incorporated in 2009 with the purpose of developing the Dysart East Coal Project from an Exploration Permit for Coal to an operating mine. The company’s major shareholder is Indian coke producer Bengal Energy who produce coke for the Indian steel market from their facility in Kharagpur, West Bengal. Bengal Energy is the largest merchant LAM coke producer in eastern India.[4]

At the end of 2020, as the project continued to advance, operators began to bid on contracts.[5]

In late 2022, Dysart Coal Mine Management Pty Ltd (DCMM), who manages the development of the project, readied to prepare a final bankable feasibility study focusing on developing a mining operation utilizing continuous miners, shuttle cars and mobile bolters. The study is expected to take 20 weeks to complete. On completion of the study, and subject to final board and funding approvals, etc., DCMM plans to appoint the Mastermyne Group as the mining services contractor.[6]

  • Operator: Mastermyne Group[6]
  • Owner: Bengal Coal[4]
  • Location: Dysart in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland, Australia[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -22.550335, 148.414404 (approximate)[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Production Capacity: 1.9 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource: 176.2 million tonnes[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 32.32 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal Type: Hard coking coal[1]
  • Mine Size: 764 hectares[1]
  • Mine Type: Underground bord and pillar methods[1]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

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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 Bengal Coal, "Project", Bengal Coal website, accessed 6 January 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Australian Mining, "Dysart East coal project to create hundreds of jobs", Australian Mining website, 16 April 2018.
  3. Bengal Coal, "Bengal Coal Pty Ltd", Bengal Coal website, accessed 6 January 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bengal Coal, "Company", Bengal Coal website, accessed 6 January 2020.
  5. Mastermyne in box seat for Dysart East underground project, Mining Monthly, 16 November 2020
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Mastermyne lands contract for new Dysart coal mine", Northern Stevedoring Services, 13 Nov. 2022