Pentland coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Pentland coal mine is a proposed coal mine in Pentland, Queensland, Australia.

It is now part of the Northern Galilee coal project along with the Hughenden coal mine.


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

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Coal Mine Background

In January 2020 TerraCom refer to this proposal as Northern Galilee coal project.[1]

Mineral development licence was granted in September 2006. The tenement was formerly part of Xstrata Coal's asset portfolio, prior to the merger between Xstrata and Glencore in 2013. Given recent uncertainty about the future of a number of former Xstrata projects, the timing for development of the coal resources at the Pentland site is unknown.[2] Tenements for Pentland expire between October 2019 and September 2021.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: TerraCom
  • Location: Pentland, Queensland, Australia.
  • GPS Coordinates: -20.528303, 145.203065 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity:
  • Total Resource: 100 Mt [4]
  • Minable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Thermal[4]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type:
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. TerraCom,"Australian Operations" TerraCom website, accessed 13 January 2020.
  2. Bioregional Assessments,"Pentland Coal Project"Australian Government, 5 January 2018.
  3. Glencore,"Resources & Reserves as at 31 December 2017" Page 51.31 December 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bioregional Assessments,"Catalogue of potential resource developments"Australian Government, 3 January 2019.

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