Northern Galilee coal project

From Global Energy Monitor

The Northern Galilee coal project is a proposed coal mine in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, Australia. The project is a consolidation of the Hughenden coal mine (formerly called White Mountain Project) and Pentland coal mines.[1]

TerraCom propose that the coal would be exported via the Mt Isa to Townsville rail line.[1]

There do not seem to be developments of this site


The Northern Galilee coal project is proposed for the Galilee Basin, Queensland. The undated image below shows the approximate location.

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Coal Mine Background

TerraCom has prepared a detailed drilling program for the Pentland permits.[1] The Hughenden part of the project is more advanced, with Indicated Coal Resource of 132.9Mt and a revised Inferred Resource of 1,076Mt of thermal coal.[1]

In 2011 Guildford Coal described this site as its "flagship asset". During May 2011, Guildford Coal acquired a 51% interest in the White Mountain Project, via a heads of agreement signed with Tiaro Coal. The White Mountain Project's assets have been subsumed into the Hughenden application. Guildford Coal has paid $3.3m upfront and committed approximately $5m on exploration and development from this project.

Mineral development licence was granted for Pentland in September 2006. The tenement was formerly part of Xstrata Coal's asset portfolio, prior to the merger between Xstrata and Glencore in 2013.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: TerraCom[1]
  • Location: Pentland, Queensland, Australia.
  • GPS Coordinates: -20.528303, 145.203065 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity:
  • Total Resource: 1.9 billion tonnes[3]
  • Minable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Thermal[1]
  • Mine Size: 2,160km2[1]
  • Mine Type: Underground mining[1]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 TerraCom, "Australian Operations" TerraCom website, accessed 13 January 2020.
  2. Bioregional Assessments, "Pentland Coal Project"Australian Government, 5 January 2018.
  3. TerraCom, "Focus on Cashflow and Growth Investor Roadshow Presentation" page 7 , 15 October 2016.

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