Queensland coal mining job opportunities took a positive step with Gina Rinehart’s Bundaberg Project set to create more coal mining jobs in the Galilee Basin.
Early estimates tip the value of the mining resource at tens of millions of tonnes of coal, so with current coking coal prices the resources at Bundaberg could be worth several billion dollars in the ground.
Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and the ASX: (ICX) listed International Coal announced the discovery of extremely high quality coal at their Bundaberg mining project.
According to International Coal’s website, the project could yield between 280 million tonnes and 370 million tonnes of coal across several locations. The Bundaberg Project will likely lead to the creation of hundreds of new coal mining jobs in the lucrative mining region of Bundaberg, Queensland
Hancock Prospecting subsidiary Queensland Coal Investments is allocating $3 million to gain a 51 percent interest in the Bundaberg coal mining project. The sell-off of coal assets in the state’s Galilee Basin in 2011 to India’s GVK Group for $1.26 billion, has allowed early-stage coal exploration in Queensland to begin.
GVK earlier this month came to an agreement with infrastructure group Aurizon, formerly known as QR National. This could see Aurizon help fund a $6bn rail and port infrastructure network top open up as the rail network to allow around 60 million tonnes a year of high quality coal exports from the Galilee Basin.
There`s a lot of mining exploration activity in the Galilee Basin of Queensland, which is a signal for people looking to enter the mining workforce to sit up and take notice. Hancock Prospecting is also in partnership with ASX: (CQC) listed Cuesta Coal, which is a subsidiary of Queensland Coal Investments. Reports indicate they have shown progress in their Eastern Galilee joint venture and have good indications of a coal deposit.
The Cuesta Coal Galilee Project
The Eastern Galilee Project is located along the eastern rim of the Galilee Basin, Queensland. Cuesta has finished a 9 open hole scout drilling program at EPC 1802 in 2011 and intersected coal in three (3) of these holes. This work has identified occurrences of the Betts Creek Beds Coal Measures.
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Reference: Jobs For Mining Queensland
Websites mentioned in this article:
- Cuesta Coal
Cuesta Coal Limited (CQC) is a Queensland focused coal exploration company. CQC has a portfolio of thermal and coking coal exploration prospects within the Bowen, Surat and Galilee basins in Queensland. The Company’s core projects are situated with over 11,000sqkm of exploration ground in total. CQC has a combined Inferred JORC resource of 56.3 Mt
- International Coal
International Coal Limited (ICX) is an Australian based coal explorer. ICX holds interests in two prospective projects namely Bundaberg project located in the Maryborough Basin and South Blackall Project located in the Eromanga Basin, Queensland.
- Hancock Prospecting
Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd† is an Australian company that has a long and important association with the iron ore sector and coal exploration and development. The group HPPL has significant plans for further development in both the Pilbara region of Western Australia and other areas in Australia.
Aurizon is the world`s largest rail transporter of coal from mine to port for export markets and is working with Australian mining companies to move more than 500,000 tonnes of coal every day, bound for markets in Japan, China, South Korea, India and Taiwan.
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