Australia

Donaldson (Abel) Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit & Underground
StatusCare and Maintenance
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical & thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotDonaldson Coal comprises of three separately managed sites owned by Donaldson Coal Pty Ltd, a wholly owned company of Yancoal Australia. Donaldson Open Cut Mine and Abel Underground Mine are located approximately 23km northwest of Newcastle in the Maitland and Cessnock Council areas. Tasman and the Tasman Extension Project are located approximately 20 kms west of Newcastle in the vicinity of Mt Sugarloaf.

At Donaldson Open Cut Mine coal mining activities ceased in April 2013 and all mining equipment was removed from site. At Abel Underground Mine Coal mining activities were suspended on 2 May 2016 when the site was placed into care and maintenance. The original Tasman Underground Coal Mine mining ceased in 2013 and the site was fully rehabilitated soon after. The Tasman Extension Project was granted Development Consent under SSD-4962 on the 18th March 2013. During the 2022 reporting period, no disturbance or physical activities occurred within the Tasman Extension Project area.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Yancoal Australia, Ltd. 100 % Indirect
Donaldson Coal Pty Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
Donaldson Operation is owned and operated by Donaldson Coal Pty Ltd a fully owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia Limited.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

Limited coal extraction has been conducted from the Fassifern Seam where it is exposed around the hillside of the Tasman deposit.

The 30m to 110m thick Tomago Measures include the previously mined Great Northern Seam which lies from 7m to 30m above the proposed workings and by the West Borehole Seam that lies approximately 150m beneath the Fassifern Seam.

The overburden typically comprises several conglomerate units with interbedded siltstone, claystone and sandstone overlying the Great Northern Seam, the Awaba Tuff and Fassifern Seam and dip at <5° towards the south-east.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20162015
Coal (metallurgical & thermal) Mt 0.21.3
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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