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Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Dragline
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotHunter Valley Operations (HVO) is a large-scale open cut operation that produces some of the highest quality thermal and semi-soft metallurgical coal in the world.

HVO is an amalgamation of three previously independent mining operations, namely: Howick, Hunter Valley and Lemington.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Glencore plc. 49 % Indirect
Yancoal Australia, Ltd. 51 % Indirect
Hunter Valley Operations Pty Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) is a jointly controlled operation through a Joint Venture (JV) between Glencore (49%) and Yancoal (51%).

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The surface geology of the HVO, MTW and Ashton coal leases is dominated by outcrops of the Jerry’s Plains and Vane Subgroups which form the Whittingham Coal Measures. The main rock types of this subgroup include sandstone, siltstone and conglomerate, which occur with subordinate coal and tuffaceous claystone.

HVO is located on the asymmetric southerly plunging Bayswater Syncline. The Auckland area is located on the western flank of the Camberwell Anticline and dips more steeply than the western limb of the Bayswater Syncline. The West Pit is located on the eastern flank of the Muswellbrook Anticline. The Barrett seam outcrops in the east of the Auckland area on the Camberwell Anticline.

The sedimentary pile in the Sydney Basin has asymmetrical thickness distribution. The thickest accumulations are along the easterly-dipping Hunter-Mooki Thrust Fault System suggesting that subsidence was greatest along that fault. The sedimentary sequence thins to the west due to the sediments onlapping into the basement rocks in the west. The Hunter Coalfield is a district- scale north-eastern subdivision of the Sydney Basin. The Permian coal bearing stratigraphic section occurs within the Whittingham Coal Measures.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits2024202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (metallurgical & thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1413
Coal (semi-soft coking) kt 1,5293,7202,966
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal. ^ Guidance / Forecast.

Operational metrics

Metrics2024202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe
Waste  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe102.3 Mbcm100.4 Mbcm97.3 Mbcm106.46 Mbcm104.34 Mbcm
Reject  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4.46 Mt4.8 Mt4.8 Mt
Tonnes processed  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe18.1 Mt18 Mt19.6 Mt
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe19.2 Mt of ROM coal19 Mt of ROM coal19.5 Mt of ROM coal18 Mt of ROM coal17.2 Mt of ROM coal
Stripping / waste ratio  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe5.4 bcm/t
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Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

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