Xstrata securing their mining locations - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Xstrata securing their mining locations

Farmers accuse mining company Xstrata of  “land banking” on Queensland’s Darling Downs.

 Ten graziers from Wandoan, northwest of  Toowoomba took their fight against Xstrata`s proposed open-cut coal mine to the Queensland Land Court.

The company`s $6 billion proposal has received conditional approval from the state and federal governments.

The chain of coal pits is said to extract up to 100 million tonnes of coal a year and is expected to reduce the area’s agricultural productivity by 40 per cent.

The new mine sites will produce 2000 permanent jobs and net the state government $3.7bn in royalties over the mine’s 30-year lifespan.


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