Australia

Capcoal Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Dragline
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SnapshotCapcoal is part of Capcoal Operations and comprises opencast operations at Lake Lindsay and Oak Park.

In December 2022, the State Department of Resources granted a mining lease for Anglo American’s Lake Lindsay Coal Expansion.

The Lake Lindsay Extension is a natural progression of neighboring Lake Lindsay Opencut Mine, which is a part of the Capcoal Mine Complex.
Related AssetCapcoal Operation

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. 20.5 % Indirect
Anglo American plc. (operator) 79.5 % Indirect
Capcoal complex is a joint venture between Mitsui Coal Holdings and Anglo American who is the operator of the mine.

Lake Lindsay and Aquila are owned by the Capcoal Joint Venture and Oak Park is owned by the Roper Creek Joint Venture.

Owing to the differing ownership structure, the attributable shareholding of Capcoal OC (Lake Lindsay and Oak Park) is determined annually using the proportion of the saleable tonnes in the individual pits. The calculated ownership percentage therefore varies each year due to differing production schedules.

In 2023, Anglo American's Ownership percentage in Capcoal Operation was 79.5% for Capcoal (OC) and 70.0% for Aquila (UG).

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The project is located on the north-western flank of the Bowen Basin, a sedimentary basin comprising Permian to Triassic age geology.

The majority of coal is mined from the German Creek Formation, which contains five coal seam intervals known as the German Creek, Corvus, Tieri, Aquila and Pleiades seams.

In these areas, the creeks are typically incised into the landscape exposing the underlying rock in the creek bed and banks. Where present, there is typically less than 5 m of alluvium in the creek beds. Floodplain alluvial deposits are localised to the inside of meander bends and areas where the creek is less incised. In these areas the floodplain alluvium typically ranges from a few centimetres to 4 m thick. Alluvium is not present outside this localised area of creek and floodplain deposits.

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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 (hard coking) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe3,110,3682,714,9932,764,5183,811,109
Coal (thermal) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe400,411412,687351,755577,298
Coal (PCI) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics20232022202120202019201820172016
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4,686,095 t4,349,667 t4,169,180 t5,840,633 t

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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