Australia

Stratford Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical & thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Stratford open cut operations extract coal from the upper and middle seams within the Gloucester Basin, producing semi-soft coking coal and thermal coal for the export market.

In 2022, Yancoal commenced a feasibility study to evaluate the development of a Renewable Energy Hub at the Stratford mine after mining ceases.
Related AssetStratford Duralie (Gloucester) Operation

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Yancoal Australia, Ltd. 100 % Indirect
Stratford Coal Pty Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
Stratford Coal Pty Ltd (SCPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia Limited (YAL), is the owner and operator of the Stratford Mining Complex (SMC).

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The coal resource at the Stratford Mining Complex (SMC) is located within the Permian aged Gloucester Basin in NSW.

The SMC is located in the central eastern flank of the north-south trending synclinal structure of the Gloucester Basin. In this area, a thick sequence of Carboniferous volcanics is overlain by late Permian sedimentary strata including coal seams. The Permian succession is divided into the following three groups (oldest to youngest):
• Stroud Volcanics;
• Dewrang Group; and
• Gloucester Coal Measures.

The target coal seams at the SMC are located within the Craven and Avon Subgroups of the Gloucester Coal Measures and within the Dewrang Group, including:
• Marker [M7] Seams;
• Bindaboo Seams;
• Deards Seams;
• Cloverdale Seams;
• Roseville Seams;
• Bowens Road Seams;
• Avon Seams;
• Glenview Seams;
• Marker 2 Seams;
• Triple Coal Seams;
• Cheer-up Seams;
• Clareval Seams; and
• Rombo Coal Seams.

The Cloverdale, Roseville, Marker, Bowens Road and Avon Seams have been previously mined at the SMC. Coal seams in the project area are generally of constant thicknesses except to the east where thrust faulting has thickened and repeated strata, which is further complicated by the steeply dipping syncline structure.

Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202020192018
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics2023202220212020201920182017
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe
Waste  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe6,641,245 bcm2,205,017 bcm
Reject  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe509,867 t250,720 t191,354 t
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,259,995 t of ROM coal289,549 t of ROM coal8,912 t of ROM coal
^ Guidance / Forecast.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

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Personnel

Mine Management

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