About the Asset
Malabar holds an exploration lease (EL 7429) over a 33 km2 area of land to the west of the the Maxwell Underground Project, known as the Spur Hill Underground Coking Project (Spur Hill Underground).
The Spur Hill Underground Project is a proposed underground mining operation which would be capable of producing approximately 154 Mt of coal at a rate of up to 10 Mtpa for 25 years.
The nearby Maxwell Infrastructure area, which includes a coal preparation plant, train load out, administration area and workshops, will be used to process and rail Spur Hill’s coal. By using the existing infrastructure Malabar will reduce the impact of its operations on the local community, neighbours and the environment.
|Lease||JORC Resources (Millions of tonnes)|
|Measured and Indicated||Inferred||Total|
|EL7429 (Spur Hill)||394||232||626|
Malabar is currently undertaking exploration studies and detailed technical work to determine the next steps in developing the project.
Spur Hill Management Pty Ltd (SHM) manages environmental studies and approvals on behalf of the joint venture between Spur Hill U.T. Pty Ltd and Malabar Coal Ltd.
Approvals for exploration activities are obtained in accordance with the conditions of Exploration Licence (EL) 7429. SHM is seeking approval for the Spur Hill Underground Coking Coal Project under NSW legislation (Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979) and Commonwealth legislation (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999).