Alpha

The Alpha Coal Project is a well-known thermal coal deposit within the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. The deposit has massive resources of thermal coal in the premium location of the basin.

Described as the jewel in the crown of the Galilee, the Alpha Coal Project will be a 32 Mtpa open-cut coal mine, with the potential for the future development of significant underground reserves. The open-cut operation has an expected mine life of 30 plus years, with sufficient Joint Ore Resources Committee (JORC) compliant resources to extend the project life well beyond 30 years. The Alpha Coal and Kevin's Corner combined resource is 7.9 billion tonnes of JORC compliant thermal coal. 

The project deposit lies within the late Permian Colinlea and Bandanna Formations. The Galilee Basin is a world-class location consisting of four main thermal coal seams suitable for the global export market. Within the deposit there is additional potential for liquefaction and gasification.

The coal seams dip gently from east to west varying in thickness from 5 metres to 8 metres, which enables high production open-cut mining.

Exploration to date has concentrated on the shallow coal suitable for open-cut mining, with the potential for resources to be substantially upgraded with further drilling to the west.

Alpha Washed Coal Specifications v. NEWC Quality Specifications*

Ash %
NEWC
14% Max
Alpha
8.6% as received
(9.5 abd)
Lower is better
Gross Calorific Value
(kcalkg)
NEWC
6000 min
Alpha
6430 adb
(5800 gar)
Higher is better
Total Sulphur
%
NEWC
0.75% max
Alpha
0.56%
Lower is better
Hardgrove Grindability Index
NEWC
45 - 70
Alpha
52

Publications

Alpha Coal Project Supplementary Environmental Reports 2012

Alpha Coal Project Air Quality Assessment Report May 2012

Alpha Coal Project Groundwater Report March 2012

Alpha Coal Project Mine Rail Biodiversity Offset Strategy - June 2012

Alpha Coal Project Mine Rail EPBC Act Report - June 2012

Alpha Coal Project Mine Water Structures Bridging Report - July 2012

Alpha Coal Project Mine and Rail EPBC approval - August 2012

Alpha Coal Project Mine and Rail EPBC approval - August 2012

Alpha Coal Project Coordinator General's Report - May 2012

Alpha Coal Project - Coordinator General's Report - May 2012

Alpha Coal Project Supplementary EIS Addendum 2011

Table of Contents

Section 1 Alpha SEIS Addendum Introduction

Appendix A Alpha SEIS Addendum SIMP

Appendix B Alpha SEIS Addendum Air Quality

Appendix C Alpha SEIS Addendum TSF Hydrogeo

Appendix D Alpha SEIS Addendum TSF Geotech

Appendix E Alpha SEIS Addendum Stream Morphology

Appendix F1 CJVP10007-REP-C-012 Rev 1 - Logan Creek-Brown Creek

Appendix F2 CJVP10007-REP-C-013 Rev 1 - Suttor River-Eaglefield Creek

Appendix F3 CJVP10007-REP-C-011 Rev 0 - Belyando River-Native Companion Creek

Appendix F4 CJVP10007-REP-C-015 Rev 0 - Mistake Creek

Appendix F6 CJVP10007-REP-C-016 Rev 0 - Diamond Creek-Myra Creek-Nibbereena Creek

Appendix F CJVP10007-REP-C-014 Rev 0 - Miclere Creek - Piebald Creek

Appendix G Alpha SEIS Addendum Rail Flood Packs

Alpha Coal Project Supplementary EIS 2011

Volume 1 - Sections

Alpha Coal Project SEIS Welcome Instructions

Volume 1 Section 1 Introduction Issue 3 Final

Volume 1 Section 2 Amendments to the Project Description Issue 3 Final

Volume 1 Section 3 Comments and Responses - Project Wide Issue 3 Final

Volume 1 Section 4 Comments and Responses - Coal Mine Issue 3 Final

Volume 1 Section 5 Comments and Responses - Railway Corridor Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 - Appendices

Volume 2 Appendix A Glossary, Abbreviations and Units Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AA Species Management Plan Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AB Traffic Impact Assessment Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AC Environmental Management Plan Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AD Erosion and Sediment Control Criteria Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AE Updated Terrestrial Ecology Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AF Rail Camp Description Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AG Weed Management Plan Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AH Resource Sterilisation Review of the IFS Rail Corridor Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AI Caley Valley Wetland Freshwater Aquatic Flora Fauna Assessment Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix AJ DERM Comments and Responses Issue 3 FINAL

Volume 2 Appendix AK Alpha to Bowen Rail Corridor NICH Survey final

Volume 2 Appendix AL Railway Corridor-Proposed Soils Survey Methodology final

Volume 2 Appendix AM Aquatic Ecology Addendum Report final

Volume 2 Appendix B References Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix C Revised Description of the Project Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix D List of Proponent Commitments Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix E Social Impact Assessment Update Issue 3 FINAL

Volume 2 Appendix FA EPBC Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix FB EPBC Report Rail final

Volume 2 Appendix G Standard Criteria Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix H IPCC Functional Description Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix I Surface Water Summary Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix J Geomorphology Technical Report Issue3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix K Flooding Technical Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix L Site Water Management System and Water Balance Technical Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix M Surface Water Quality Technical Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix N Groundwater and Final Void Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix O Groundwater Bore Survey Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix P Air Quality Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix Q Greenhouse Gas Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix R Noise and Vibration Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix S Interim Geochemical Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix T Tailings Storage Facility Update Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix U Traffic Impact Assessment Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix V Environmental Management Plan Issue 3 FINAL

Volume 2 Appendix W Soil and Land Suitability Assessment Supplementary Information Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix X Offset Strategy Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix Y RC Hydrological Report Issue 3 Final

Volume 2 Appendix Z Acid Sulfate Soils Framework Issue 3 Final

Alpha Coal Project EIS 2010

Volume 1 - Project Wide

Table of Contents

Section 0 Executive Summary

Section 1 Introduction

Section 2 Description of the Project

Section 3 Cumulative Impacts

Section 4 EM Plan

Section 5 Social Impact Management Plan

Volume 2 - Coal Mine

Table of Contents

Section 01 Introduction

Section 02 Project Description

Section 03 Climate

Section 04 Geology

Section 05 Soils

Section 06 Land Use and Tenure

Section 07 Landscape Character

Section 08 Land Contamination

Section 09 Terrestrial Ecology

Section 10 Aquatic Ecology & Stygofauna

Section 11 Surface Water

Section 12 Groundwater

Section 13 Air Quality

Section 14 GHG & Climate Change

Section 15 Noise and Vibration

Section 16 Waste

Section 17 Transport

Section 18 Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Section 19 Non Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Section 20 Social

Section 21 Health and Safety

Section 22 Economics

Section 23 Sustainability

Section 24 Hazard and Risk

Section 25 Decomissioning & Rehab

Section 26 EM Plan

Section 27 SIMP

Volume 3 - Railway Corridor

Table of Contents

Section 01 Introduction

Section 02 Project Description

Section 03 Climate and Climate Change

Section 04 Geology

Section 05 Soils Topography and Land Disturbance

Section 06 Land Use and Tenure

Section 07 Landscape Character

Section 08 Land Contamination

Section 09 Terrestrial Ecology

Section 10 Aquatic Ecology

Section 11 Surface Water

Section 12 Groundwater

Section 13 Air Quality

Section 14 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Section 15 Noise and Vibration

Section 16 Waste

Section 17 Transport

Section 18 Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Section 19 Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Section 20 Social

Section 21 Health and Safety

Section 22 Economic Impact Assessment

Section 23 Sustainability

Section 24 Hazard and Risk

Section 25 Decommisioning and Rehabilitation

Section 26 Environmental Management Plan

Section 27 Social Impact Management Plan

Volume 4 - Project Wide Appendices

Appendix A Terms of Reference

Appendix B Terms of Reference Cross-Reference Table

Appendix C EPBC Report

Appendix D Glossary Abbrev Units

Appendix E Corporate Environmental Policy

Appendix F List of Proponent Commitments

Appendix G Cumulative Impacts

Appendix H References

Volume 5 - Coal Mine Appendices

Appendix A TOR Cross Reference

Appendix B Study Team

Appendix C Soils Topography and Land Disturbance

Appendix D Land Contamination

Appendix E1 Flora and Fauna Assessment

Appendix E2 Aquatic Ecology Assessment

Appendix E3 Stygofauna Survey

Appendix F1 Geomorphology Technical Report

Appendix F2 Flooding Technical Report

Appendix F3 Site Water Management System and Water Balance Technical Report

Appendix F4 Surface Water Quality Technical Report

Appendix G Groundwater

Appendix H Air Quality Report

Appendix I Noise and Vibration

Appendix J1 Geochemical Report

Appendix J2 Alpha Coal Tailings Storage Facility-Concept Design Report

Appendix K Traffic Impact Assessment

Appendix L Non Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Appendix M Social

Appendix N Economic Impact Study

Appendix O Consultation

Appendix P Environmental Management Plan

Volume 6 - Railway Corridor Appendices

Appendix A TOR Cross Reference Table

Appendix B Study Team

Appendix C Climate and Climate Change and GHG

Appendix D Geology and Groundwater

Appendix E Soils and Contamination

Appendix F1 Aquatic Ecology

Appendix F2 Terrestrial Ecology

Appendix G1 Surface Water Modelling Report

Appendix G2 Surface Water Report

Appendix H Air Quality

Appendix I Noise and Vibration

Appendix J Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Appendix K Social Impact Assessment

Appendix L Economics

Appendix M Consultation

Appendix N Transport

Alpha Coal Project Terms of Reference September 2009

Alpha Coal Project Terms of Reference September 2009

Alpha Coal Project Initial Advice Statement September 2008

Alpha Coal Project Initial Advice Statement September 2008