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Market Interest Test Submission closing: Saturday 17 February 2024 at 11:59pm (AEST)

Dellworth Pty Limited (ACN 002 998 192) has applied to the Department of Regional NSW – Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) for a Group 9 (coal) exploration licence for operational allocation purposes in accordance with section 13C of the Mining Act 1992

Exploration Licence Application No. 6680 (Act 1992) is located about 15.35 kilometres south of Muswellbrook, over an area of approximately 92 hectares. ELA 6680 embraces the surface and soil below thereof to a depth of 900 metres below Australian Height Datum (AHD). The location of the application is shown in the diagram and can also be viewed on MinView

MEG is required to assess any market interest for the application by Dellworth Pty Limited – ELA 6680 and is seeking submissions from parties interested in exploring and potentially developing coal resources within the application area.

Any valid submissions made may trigger a competitive process for the release of the area. 

If you would like information on the geology and/or publicly available coal exploration data in the area, contact the Resource Assessments team on (02) 4063 6658 or

If you would like to express interest, please provide details of: 

  • Why you are expressing an interest in the area;
  • An overview of how it may form part of an extension to an existing mine or a potential new mine (including for example an overarching conceptual mine plan); and
  • Your experience in coal mining and exploration and/or developing a mining operation, including with reference to your financial and technical capability.

Submissions may be made by email to and quote “Market Interest Test for ELA 6680” in the subject line by the closing date. 

This notification is made pursuant to section 13C(3A)(b) of the Mining Act 1992 and the Guideline for coal exploration licence applications for operational allocation purposes, and does not constitute an invitation for a coal exploration licence or mining lease nor a release of the area under the Strategic Release Framework. For more information on the Operational Allocation Framework, visit dedicated webpage on the operational allocation of coal.

For more information, contact MEG on or on (02) 4063 6600.

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