Winchester South coal project

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The Winchester South coal project is an undeveloped coal deposit in Queensland in which Rio Tinto has a 75% interest.[1]

In its 2009 Annual report Rio Tinto states that the project had a total resource of 192 million tonnes (of which 17 million tonnes was indicated and 175 million tonnes was inferred). Rio indicated that following a reassessment of the deposit in the 2009 financial year the size of the coal reserves had been upgraded from the previous years estimate of 97 million tonnes.)[1]

A July 2008 presentation to investors identifies the Winchester South project as being commissioned in 2014.[2] Another presentation two months later had the project being commissioned in 2013.[3]

The project is located to the south of Coppabella.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Rio Tinto, 2009 Annual Report: Mineral resources", Rio Tinto, 2010.
  2. Hubie Van Dalsen (Rio Tinto), "Thermal Coal", Energy and Minerals seminar, July 25, 2008, page 10.
  3. Rio Tinto, "Chartbook", Rio Tinto, September 2008, page 34.
  4. Rio Tinto, "Rio Tinto Coal Australia Financial Community Presentation", June 2010 – Sydney, page 17.

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