Australia

Bulga Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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Mine Life239 years (as of Jan 1, 2023)
ShapshotBulga Coal comprises two coal mining operations, being Bulga Open Cut and Bulga Underground Operations and the Coal Handling and Processing Plant. In May 2018, Bulga Underground Operations ceased mining and the mine was sealed in July 2018.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Australia Pty Ltd 12.5 % Indirect
Glencore plc. 87.5 % Indirect
Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd (operator) 100 % Direct
Bulga Coal is managed by Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd on behalf of the Bulga Joint Venture. Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd is owned by Oakbridge Pty Ltd, which is the majority shareholder (87.5%) of the Bulga Joint Venture. Glencore is the majority shareholder of Oakbridge Pty Ltd.

Bulga Coal is a joint venture between Saxonvale Coal Pty Ltd (87.5%) and Nippon Steel Australia Pty Ltd (12.5%). Saxonvale Coal Pty Ltd is 100% owned by Oakbridge Pty Limited.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

Bulga Coal is located in the central coal producing region of the Hunter Coalfield. The many seams of this coalfield were formed in the Permian period and are similar in age to the Illawarra Coal Measures south and west of Sydney, and the Newcastle and Tomago Coal Measures of the Newcastle/Maitland area. The coalfield strata in the Hunter Coalfield generally dip to the west south-west under the prominent sandstone escarpments of the Sydney Basin. A series of folds, superimposed upon the regional dip, form large north-south trending anticlines, synclines and monocline structures. The coal seams within Bulga Coal, which form part of the Wittingham Measures, dip steeply in the east from where they outcrop. The seams have been folded by the Mount Thorley Monocline to level out forming part of the gently dipping strata of the Singleton Super Groups.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

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Operational metrics

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Production Costs

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Personnel

Mine Management

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