Walton coal project

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The Walton coal project is a proposed open cut metallurgical coal mine in the Bowen Basin coalfield of Queensland. As of June 2020, its owner, Walton Coal Pty Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aquila Resources, is in the process of preparing an environmental impact statement.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed mine in Queensland, Australia

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The Walton Coal Project is a greenfield project involving the construction and operation of a relatively small scale open cut coal mine. Walton Coal Pty Ltd intends to apply for Mining Leases (MLs) and an Environmental Authority (EA), and are currently in the process of preparing and environmental impact statement.[2]

The project is 100% owned by Walton Coal Pty Ltd (WC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aquila Resources Pty Ltd (Aquila). Aquila is a privately owned exploration and mining company. Aquila holds multiple coal tenures in Queensland.[2]

The coal product will be high quality, low ash, low volatile Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) (LVPCI). The project is expected to produce approximately 15.6 Mt of ROM coal over its production life of eight years.[2]

In addition to the coal mine, the project is looking to build a coal handling and preparation plant, conveyor systems, and a rail spur and loop so that the coal can be transported to Gladstone for export via the RG Tanna Coal Terminal or alternatively Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Walton Coal Pty Ltd[2]
  • Parent Company: Aquila Resources[2]
  • Location: The Project is situated in the Bowen Basin coal field, Central Queensland, 170 kilometres (km) west of Rockhampton, and 100 km to the east of Emerald[3]
  • GPS Coordinates: -23.58232636998, 149.21814923242 (approximate)[2]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1.6[3]
  • Total Resource: 28.4 Mt[3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 15.6 Mt[2]
  • Coal type: metallurgical[1]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: open cut[3]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Proposed Walton Coal Project," "Queensland Government," accessed June 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Submission #2861 - Walton Coal Project," "Queensland Government," accessed June 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "WALTON COAL PROJECT: INITIAL ADVICE STATEMENT," "Walton Coal Pty Ltd," November 2017.

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