Luon coal project

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The Luon coal project is a proposed open cut and underground metallurgical and thermal coal deposit which is included in the umbrella IndoMet Coal Project (previously referred to as the Maruwai coal project) of BHP-Billiton. The IndoMet Coal Project is held by a joint venture in which BHP Billiton is a 75% shareholder and a subsidiary of Adaro Energy holds the remaining 25% share.[1]

The Luon coal project is located in the Kalteng Coal Contract of Work and is 45 km northwest of Lampunut. BHP Billiton stated that as of the end of 2009 there was a total resource of 60 million tonnes of metallurgical coal which could be mined via an underground mine and a further 80 million tonnes of metallurgical and thermal coal which could be mined via an open cut operation.[1]

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  • Dave Murray, President BHP Billiton Metallurgical Coal, Analysts and Investors Site Visit", Queensland, June 2, 2005. (See slides 62-68 "BHP Billiton Maruwai Coal Project" for an overview of the proposed project).

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