Moorlands coal project

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The Moorlands coal project is a proposed open-cut thermal coal mine. If approved it would sit 25km West of Clermont, Queensland, Australia.[1]

The current permission requests a mine life of 30 years.[1] It is unclear whether this mine is a going concern as the website has not been updated since 2015[2] and the project specific website was down in January 2020.

Graphics on Cuesta Coal's website suggest that coal would be exported via either Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal or Hay Point Coal Terminal.[1]


The undated image below shows the approximate location of the proposed mine.[1]

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Coal Mine Background

A Scoping Study was completed on the project in 2013 as well as successful exploration programs in 2013 and 2014, which resulted in a JORC Resource upgrade.

As of January 2020 a Definitive Feasibility Study is under way.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: Cuesta Coal[1]
  • Location: 25 km west of Clermont[1]
  • GPS Coordinates:-22.816656, 147.379922 (approximate)[1]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1.9 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource: 318 million tonnes 113.4 million tonnes proven[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 113.4 million tonnes proven[1]
  • Coal type: Thermal[1]
  • Mine Size: 1000km2[1]
  • Mine Type: Open-cut[1]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Cuesta Coal, "Moorlands", Cuesta Coal website, accessed 7 January 2020.
  2. Cuesta Coal, "Blog", Cuesta Coal website, accessed 7 January 2020.

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