Coal Resources in Queensland
Mineral and coal industry outlook and statistics
Queensland has a rich endowment of high-quality coal, with an inventory estimated in 2010 at approximately 34 billion tonnes (Bt) (raw in-situ), identified by government and industry exploration. This includes both metallurgical (coking and pulverised coal injection or (PCI)) coals and thermal coals, with a substantial amount still considered potentially suitable for open-cut mining. This coal inventory is expected to be much larger now as a result of considerable exploration in the last five years, especially in the Galilee Basin.
Business Queensland provides:
• Coal resources
• Production and sales statistics
• Applying for a resource authority
• Exploration and investment resources