Exploration History and Geology
A Surat Basin project with minimal earlier exploration within the area identifying Auburn, Bulwer and Condamine Seams in the lower part of the Taroom Coal Measures. The area at one time was relinquished by Shell as it considered the deposit too small, but with changes in economic, technical and infrastructure conditions as well as improved mining methods, thin seam and selective mining of coal seams enable economic mining of Surat Basin coal. Extensive exploration down dip from Allegiance Coal’s Back Creek by Cockatoo Coal in their Bushranger Project and along strike by Stanmore Coal at The Range has provided data to enable planning of the exploration program.
There has been extensive exploration down dip and along strike from Allegiance Coal’s Back Creek Project which has provided data to enable planning of the exploration program.