Togara North coal project

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The Togara North coal project is located approximately 150km west of Rockhampton, in the southern Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia. Xstrata Coal states on its website that it has a 33.3% stake in the project.[1]

In 2002 it was reported that the proposed underground mine had a projected life of 35 years at an annual production rate of up to 6 million tonnes of steam coal a year.[2]

As of September 2019 there is very little information about this mine, suggesting that it has not been advanced in some time.

As of 2022, the project is presumed cancelled.


The image below shows approximately the Togara North coal mine's proposed location.

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Coal Mine Background

In 2001 it was considered that the mine would require significant infrastructure investment.[3] In 2002 Native Title land agreements were signed between Kangoulu and Ghungalu people, the Gurang Land Council and Xstrata Coal Australia.[4]

Glencore and Xstrata merged in 2013.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: Glencore
  • Location: 150km west of Rockhampton in Queensland[4]
  • GPS Coordinates: -23.835653, 148.614339 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Production Capacity: 6 Mt/year[2]
  • Total Resource:
  • Minable Reserves: 770 million tonnes[4]
  • Coal type: Thermal
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Underground[2]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Xstrata Coal, "United", Xstrata Coal website, accessed August 2010.(Unavailable)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ferret, "Way cleared for Togara North coal mine",, June 18, 2002.
  3. Australia's Mining Monthly, "Hail the last of the big opencuts", 2 July 2001.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Australia's Mining Monthly, "Togara North has native title all-clear", 24 June 2002.
  5. Diana Kinch, "Glencore-Xstrata Merger Complete",The Wall Street Journal, 2 May 2013.

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