Australia

Daunia Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Dragline
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SnapshotDaunia is one of nine metallurgical coal mines in Queensland's Bowen Basin and is located on the traditional lands of the Barada Barna people.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Whitehaven Coal Ltd. 100 % Indirect
On April 2, 2024, Whitehaven Coal completed the acquisition of 100% of the Daunia metallurgical coal mine and all of the shares in South Blackwater Coal Pty Ltd from BHP and Mitsubishi Development (“Mitsubishi”) (together, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (“BMA”)).

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

Bituminous coal is mined from the Permian Moranbah and Rangal Coal measures. Products range from premium quality, low volatile, high vitrinite, hard coking coal to medium volatile hard coking coal, to weak coking coal, some pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal and medium ash thermal coal as a secondary product.

Resources occur in the Rangal Coal Measures of Late Permian age, in a graben-like structurally deforme basin. Dips in the coal measures are variable and range from 5–30°. Two seams are present: Leichhardt — 5.1m average thickness; Vermont — 2.8m average thickness.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (metallurgical) kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4,3565,1125,1205,2484,766
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics2022202120202019201820172016
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe5,521,247 t6,066,997 t5,964,022 t6,159,010 t
Tonnes processed  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe5,451,899 t6,093,670 t5,990,593 t6,060,224 t

Production Costs

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Personnel

Mine Management

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