Wards Well - Lancewood coal project

From Global Energy Monitor

The Wards Well - Lancewood coal project is listed as a being at the concept study phase in a 2019 presentation by BHP Billiton.[1] The proposed site is located 60km north West of Emerald, Queensland, Australia.

The company lists it as a possible open cut mine producing both metallurgical and thermal coal from the Bowen Basin in Queensland.[2] Later references are only made to metallurgical coal.[3]


The undated image below shows the proposed location of the Wards Well mine.[4]

Loading map...

Project Details

  • Sponsor: BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance[5]
  • Parent Company: BHP Billiton (50%), Mitsubishi (50%)[5]
  • Location: 60 km north west of Emerald, Queensland.
  • GPS Coordinates: -21.598813, 147.958654 (exact)[4]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 6 mtpa[6]
  • Total Resource: 1 billion tonnes[7]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Coking coal[7]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: underground, longwall mining[7]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. BHP, "Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference, Presentation", page 12 BHP, 14 May 2019.
  2. BHP Billiton, 2009 BHP Billiton Annual Report, BHP Billiton, September 2009, page 90.
  3. BHP, "Annual Report 2019" BHP, Page 282, May 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vitrinite, "Denham Park – Hard Coking Target" Vitrinite, accessed 15 October 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Chapter 34: Cumulative Impacts: Byerwen Coal Project," "QCoal Group," accessed June 2020.
  6. Andrew J. Mutton, "QUEENSLAND COALS: Physical and Chemical Properties, Colliery and Company Information: 14th Edition," "Department of Natural Resources and Mines: Bureau of Mining and Petroleum," 2003.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Marcus Randolph, "Steelmaking materials briefing", BHP Billiton, Slide 34, 30 September 2011.

Related SourceWatch articles

External resources

External articles