Australia

Peak Downs Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Dragline
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SnapshotPeak Downs is an open-pit coal mine that produces high-quality hard coking coal and is one of Australia's biggest coal mines by recoverable coal reserves.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnershipInvestor's Info
BHP Group Ltd. 50 % Indirect
Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd. 50 % Indirect
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Pty Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is owned 50:50 by BHP and Mitsubishi Development. BMA operates coal mine Peak Downs.

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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.

Moranbah Coal Measures of Late Permian age dipping at 2–12° to the east; up to eleven coal seams/major seam splits are present. They are the S, R, Q, P1, P2, Harrow Creek Upper and Lower, DysartK, Dysart Upper 1 and 2, and the Dysart Lower 2 seams. Mining is mainly confined to the Harrow Creek and Dysart seam sequences, which average 4–5m each in thickness.

Reserves

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (metallurgical) kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe11,86612,70012,11010,06210,222
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics2022202120202019201820172016
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe20,016,342 t21,753,506 t21,516,076 t17,942,049 t
Tonnes processed  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe19,374,903 t20,989,857 t21,154,705 t18,029,898 t

Production Costs

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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