Valeria South coal project

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The Valeria South coal project is a proposed 1.4 mtpa coal mine in central Queensland that is ultimately owned by Glencore. The development's latest activity was Glencore's submission of a Valeria South Project Environmental Authority Application in March 2019.[1]


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According to the Valeria South Project Environmental Authority Application, the Valeria South project will assist with Glencore’s planning for the broader development of the overall Valeria coal project, which may serve as a source of potential replacement production from the Clermont Open Cut operation, where mining is scheduled to finish around 2026.[2]

The Valeria South mine is expected to open in 2022 and have a lifetime of 15 years.[2]

It is expected to produce approximately 2.1 to 2.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) run of mine (ROM) with an average of 2.3 Mtpa ROM. This translates to about 1.2 to 1.4 million tonnes per annum of product coal.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Valeria South Limited[3]
  • Parent Company: Glencore[3]
  • Location: Located approximately 37 km north-west of Emerald, 38 km south-west of Capella and 270 km west of Rockhampton.
  • GPS Coordinates: -23.3407382, 147.85037 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1.4 mtpa[2]
  • Total Resource: 55 Mt[2]
  • Mineable Reserves: 45 Mt[2]
  • Coal type: export coking and thermal[2]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: surface, opencast[2]
  • Start Year: 2022[2]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "[ AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS ]," "Glencore Australia," accessed June 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Valeria South Project Environmental Authority Application - Supporting Information Report," "Coal Assets Australia: Glencore," March 22, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Valeria South Project," "Mining Data Solutions," accessed June 2020.

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