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Wonbindi Project

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Wonbindi Project is a coal mine project proposed by Wonbindi Coal Pty Limited, which is owned by Cockatoo Coal Limited (80%) and Republic Coal (20%). The project adjoins the Baralaba Mine, which is in Central Queensland about 150 km west of Gladstone and 50 km north of Moura.

The project, which is currently the subject of a pre-feasibility study, has a notional commissioning date of 2013. It is proposed that the project produce 3 million tonnes per annum of PCI and thermal coal.[1]

On its websote, Republic Coal states that "during the period 1960 to 2005, exploration in the area now covered by EPC 1047 was undertaken by Brigalow Mines Pty Ltd, Allied Queensland Coalfields Ltd and Mt Robert Coal Pty Ltd ("Mt Robert Coal"). In October 2005 Wonbindi Coal acquired the tenements then comprising the Wonbindi Project from Mt Robert Coal. Initially Wonbindi Coal's main exploration focus was within the area defined by MDL 352. However it has now shifted to the Baralaba North area ... The development concept for Baralaba North is that it will likely be mined as part of a northern extension of the Baralaba Mine."[2]

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  1. Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, "Minerals and energy: Major development projects", April 2010. (Pdf).
  2. "Wonbindi Project", Republic Coal website, accessed August 2010.

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