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Yarrabee Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Coal (PCI)
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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Mine Life2045
ShapshotYarrabee is a truck and shovel open-cut mine producing ultra low volatile pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal and thermal coal.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Yancoal Australia, Ltd. 100 % Indirect
Yarrabee Coal Company Pty Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
Yancoal owns Yarrabee at 100% ownership.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The seams at Yarrabee in stratigraphic order are: Cancer, Aries, Castor Upper, Castor Lower, Pollux, Orion and Pisces Lower) have been modelled and resourced where supported by adequate data. The lower Orion and Pisces seams are generally thin and of poor quality and thus are not resourced, with the exception of the Yarrabee East South (YES) and Domain 2 South pit areas. In these zones the seams thicken and improve in quality sufficiently to be resourced.

The Yarrabee deposit is located within a fault slice of the Rangal Coal Measures of the Blackwater Group, between the Yarrabee fault on the east and another fault on the west, both faults being thrusts and upthrown to the east.

The overarching structure of the Yarrabee area is an asymmetric south easterly plunging syncline, the Yarrabee Syncline, with the greatest amount of compressional deformation located on the western limb and the northern nodal part of the syncline. The Yarrabee Mine is located between two significant fault structures (most likely faulted zones, rather than single faults) on the east and to the west. Faults strike in a NNE-SSE direction and are upthrown to the east.

The Yarrabee Syncline is itself folded and faulted by smaller fold structures and faults. The anticline structures are typically faulted in the more compressed parts of the Yarrabee area and coal is only present in the synclines. Six thrust faults have been interpreted with the lowest angle faults being located in the east and subsequent faults located to the west steepening to the west.

The Pollux seam is the only seam that is subsampled with multiple ply samples taken. The other seams are typically sampled as a single sample unless the geologist determines that the seam intersection has been structurally thickened by faulting and in those cases additional samples are taken to ensure correct representation of the seams coal quality attributes.

The Pollux seam is stratigraphically equivalent to the Leichardt or Elphinstone of the Northern Bowen Basin and the DU and D seam of the south-eastern Bowen Basin at Moura. The RPM Competent Person is familiar with the characteristics of the Pollux seam throughout the Bowen Basin.

The Pollux seam is subdivided into four coal intervals which are listed below. The upper and lower sections of the Pollux seam are subdivided at the medial stone band which is a Bowen Basin wide marker in the Leichardt / Elphinstone seam.

1) Wash Top - The Wash top ply is sampled as a single interval, because it is typically less than 30cm thick.
2) Bypass Upper - The Bypass Upper is typically sampled as a single interval because it has uniformly consistent coal quality.
Medial Stone Band
3) Bypass Lower - The Bypass Lower is sampled as a number of intervals to characterise the raw coal ash and phosphorus. In general a minimum of three samples is required.
4) Wash Bottom - The wash Bottoms is also sampled as a number of intervals to characterise the raw coal ash and phosphorus and a minimum of three samples is required.

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Comminution

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Production

CommodityUnits202220212019201820172016
Coal (PCI) Mt 0000002.62.83.1
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

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Coal tonnes mined 000003.5 Mt of ROM coal3.4 Mt of ROM coal
Annual production capacity 3.5 Mt of clean coal
Stripping / waste ratio 12.5 bcm/t

Production Costs

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Financials

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