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A number of printed coal publications are available for purchase via the Publications order form (PDF, 33 kB), whilst free coal statistical data and several free downloadable publications are readily accessible from this site.

Downloadable publications

Queensland coal maps

Queensland coal - Mines and advanced projects - Industry update

Queensland's World-class Coals - November 2007

Queensland has a rich endowment of high-quality coals, with more than 30 billion tonnes (raw coal in-situ) identified by drilling. The State has identified resources of coking coal, amounting to about 11 billion tonnes, of which about 4 billion tonnes is suitable for open-cut mining.

Located in central Queensland, the Bowen Basin contains much of the State's coal resources including virtually all of Queensland's prime coking coal reserves.

World-class coal mines and infrastructure, including some electrified rail links from the coalfields, allow the efficient production and transport of coal to six coal export terminals.

Queensland's World Class Coals - November 2007 has also been split into sections to enable faster download.

  • Queensland's World-class Coals - November 2007 Section 1 (PDF, 1 MB)*
    • Cover
    • Table of contents
    • Summary
    • Historical overview
    • Queensland's productive coal basins
    • Queensland's coal resources
    • Queensland coal production and sales
    • New Queensland coal mines in production in 2006
    • Queensland coal mine expansions
    • Mine closures
  • Queensland's World-class Coals - November 2007 Section 2 (PDF, 1.2 MB)*
    • Queensland advanced coal projects
    • Other Queensland coal exploration and development projects under assessment
    • Queensland coal exploration activity
    • Queensland Government activities
    • Queensland's coal infrastructure expansion
    • Queensland coal industry outlook
    • List of Queensland coal mines and operators, 2007
    • References

Utilisation of Queensland's low and high volatile coals in power generation

The main purpose of this paper is to show the merits of Queensland thermal coals for power generation based on local experience with a broad range of coals and power plant designs.

Author: Dr Chris Spero, Manager Engineering Technology - CS Energy, Brisbane (2001)

Utilisation of Queensland's Low and High Volatile Coals in Power Generation (complete) (PDF, 457 kB)

Queensland high energy coals for the Asia-Pacific thermal coal market

This report examines the combustion performance of Queensland Bowen Basin coals which are fired in several Queensland power stations, aside from Millmerran, Kogan Creek and Tarong.

The report also looks at pilot scale evaluations conducted at ACIRL's Combustion Test Facility on low volatile coals and their use in coal blends.

Author: Philip A. Bennett, Principal Consultant, Energy Tactics (1997)

Queensland High Energy Coals for the Asia-Pacific Thermal Coal Market (complete) (PDF, 218 kB)

Queensland High Energy Coals for the PCI Market

Author: Department of Mines and Energy, Queensland (2001).

Queensland High Energy Coals for the PCI Market - Advantages for Low Volatile Coal (complete) (PDF, 289 kB)

Utilisation of Walloon Coals of Southern Queensland for Power Generation

This report gathers information from several QTHERM technical reports into a glossy colour publication. Produced with industry assistance, the report examines the occurrence, resources, production, utilisation and coal properties of Walloon coals of the Surat and Moreton Basins, as well as providing detailed combustion and environmental performance of the coals, as used in Queensland power stations.

Author: Compiled by Ray Smith, Coal Technologist, QTHERM (1999)

Utilisation of Walloon Coals of Southern Queensland for Power Generation (complete) (PDF, 1.25 MB)

Walloon Coals: their properties and power station performance

This report evaluates thermal coals of the Walloon Coal Measures and compares their performance with other thermal coals used in Queensland power stations. The report draws on operational experience at the Swanbank and Tarong power stations as well as results of pilot-scale testing from the ACIRL Australian Combustion Testing Centre (ACTC).

Author: Dr Christos Spero, Fuels Engineer, Austa Energy. (1997)

Walloon Coals: their properties and power station performance has also been split into sections to enable faster download.

Electric Power from Competitive Sources

Author: Ultra Systems Technology Pty Ltd (1999)

Electric Power from Competitive Sources (complete) (PDF, 280 kB)

An interactive worksheet comparing the costs and implications of generating electricity from different fuel sources including renewables and nuclear, is available for download in either of two compressed formats.

The significance of coal nitrogen in the combustion process

This report was commissioned in June 1995 and compiled by the Australian Technology Centre. The report summarises the role played by each of the major contributors to the emission of NOx in the combustion process.

The Significance of Coal Nitrogen in the Combustion Process (complete) (PDF, 55 kB)

Queensland Coals - Chemical and Physical Properties, Colliery and Company Information - 14th Edition, 2003 (out of print)

Compiler: Andrew Mutton (2003)

This technical publication includes the following sections:

  • Queensland coal industry overview
  • Geology of coal basins and distribution of resources
  • Queensland coal resources inventory
  • Evaluation of coking and thermal coals
  • Operating mines and undeveloped deposits information
  • Physical and chemical properties of Queensland coals
  • Conversion factors and other technical information
  • Company and coal industry contact details

Queensland Coals - Chemical and Physical Properties, Colliery and Company Information - 14th Edition, 2003 (PDF, 1.9 MB)*

Other publications

Historical collection

Coal-related publications of historical significance to the Queensland coal industry available for viewing and downloading from QDEX

Free of charge

Queensland coal map (hard copy order form)

Queensland coal map (download from QDEX)

A full colour map (dimensions 100cm x 70cm) showing the location of of Queensland's coal measures, mines and undeveloped deposits, power stations, export coal terminals and railways, and other important infrastructure. (Scale 1:1,500,000).

Author: Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Queensland (2011).

Charge - Price on application

Queensland coal tenures map (order form)

A full colour map (dimensions 115cm x 91.5cm) providing location information of Queensland's coal tenures - Exploration Permit for Coal (EPC), Mineral Development Licence (MDL) and Mining Lease (ML). (Scale 1:1,750,000)

Author: Mines and Energy
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Queensland (2009).

This document will be printed on request; using current tenure information.


 
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Last updated 27 August 2012

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