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Broadmeadow East Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical & thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Auger
  • Highwall
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SnapshotBroadmeadow East is Bowen’s second producing mine and forms part of the Burton Complex.

Coal production commenced at Broadmeadow East in July 2022 and has quickly reached its planned steady-state production rate.

Coal was initially processed through nearby Carborough Downs CHPP under a coal washing and infrastructure sharing arrangement with Fitzroy Australia during 1H 2023 and is now processed through the Burton CHPP, following its successful commissioning of Module 1 in April 2023.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Bowen Coking Coal Ltd 100 % Indirect
Broadmeadow East is 100% owned by Bowen Coking Coal Ltd.

On 11 July 2023, the Company announced the sale by Coking Coal One Pty Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bowen Coking Coal Limited) of a 10% interest in the Broadmeadow East Mine to MPC Lenton Pty Ltd (MPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Formosa Plastics Group. The proposed structure of the transaction will result in the Broadmeadow East (BME) project being transferred into the Burton-Lenton Joint Venture (BLJV) in a cash and royalties transaction.

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

At Broadmeadow East, the only economic seams occur in the Rangal Coal Measures which overlie the Fort Cooper Coal Measures. The Rangal Coal Measures are approximately 90m thick and contain five seams in descending order: the Burton Rider seam, the Leichhardt seam, the Upper Vermont seam, the Middle Vermont seam and the Lower Vermont seam. Only the Leichhardt seam is currently determined to be commercially viable in the Broadmeadow East area. The seams all crop in an elongated strip, broadly striking north northwest. The Rangal Coal Measures comprise interbedded fine to medium grained lithic sandstone, siltstone, mudstone and coal.

The Project area lies within the Permo-Triassic Bowen Basin. Coal seams occur within the Rangal Coal Measures and underlying Fort Cooper Coal Measures which are Late Permian in age. Coal seams in the Broadmeadow East deposit dip to the North-West, West at approximately 8 - 10 degrees. The target seam is the Leichhardt seam in the Rangal Coal Measures, which are extensively mined in the area. The drill hole density (core and chip) in the deposit allow for a good level of confidence in seam splitting, seam thickness, coal quality and location of sub-crop lines.

The Broadmeadow East ML deposit area occurs within a structurally complex zone on the eastern side of the Collinsville Shelf in the north Bowen Basin. The deposit is located on the eastern upthrown side of the Burton Range Fault, a regional scale meridional midTriassic thrust fault which lies to the west of the Broadmeadow mining leases and trends in a north-northwesterly direction.

The economic coal seams in the north Bowen Basin lie within the Permian Blackwater and Back Creek Group. The Blackwater Group comprises two late Permian coal-bearing sequences; the Fort Cooper Coal Measures and the Rangal Coal Measures, while the Back Creek Group contains the Moranbah Coal Measures. The economic Burton Coal Project deposits occur within the Rangal Coal Measures.

The Rangal Coal Measures contain the only economic coal seams in the Broadmeadow East ML area of which only the Leichhardt seam (BL), with an average thickness of between 3.5 and 4.2m is considered potentially commercial.

The coal resources are in the west limited by the subcrop, otherwise resources exist over the entire ML70257. The strike length is approximately 2,800m.

Depth of the BL seam at the subcrop is approximately 20m (Base of Weathering) and increases to approximately 300m in the north-east of the ML.

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Comminution

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Production

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All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

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Production Costs

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