Australia

Drake Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotThe Drake mine produces coking and thermal coal products, which is processed using the existing infrastructure at QCoal’s nearby Sonoma Mine.

Coal from Drake Mine is railed to the Abbot Point Coal Terminal for export.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
QCoal Group 100 % Indirect
The Drake Coal Mine is operated by Drake Mine Management Pty Ltd (DMM). DMM is a subsidiary of QCoal Pty Ltd.

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The Drake Coal Project covers a complete sequence of the Moranbah Coal Measures which reach a maximum thickness of around 480m and comprise cross-bedded lithic sandstone and siltstone, mudstone and coal seams. The Moranbah Coal Measures contain seven economically viable coal seams designated as A (deepest seam), B, C, E, P, P Rider and Q. Coal seams A through Q inclusive would be mined at the Drake Coal Project at various locations. The coal seams subcrop in a north to north-east direction and dip at low angles to the east and southeast. Interburden rocks consist of quartz-poor lithic sandstones, siltstones, shale and mudstones that sub-crop in a north to north-east direction and dip at low angles to the east and south-east.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20232022202120202019201820172016
Coal (thermal) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,634,9763,324,3492,707,4371,608,561
Coal (hard coking) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe680,950774,952897,692325,852
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics20232022202120202019201820172016
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe
Tonnes processed  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe5,009,233 t6,148,671 t5,107,650 t3,183,833 t
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4,932,996 t of ROM coal6,289,679 t of ROM coal5,199,889 t of ROM coal3,316,756 t of ROM coal

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

Job TitleNameProfileRef. Date
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required Subscription required Dec 23, 2023

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