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Blair Athol Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Dragline
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ShapshotBlair Athol workforce as the mine faced numerous challenges throughout the financial year, particularly during December 2022 to March 2023, with significant rain events well above regional averages. These events caused direct impact to the business and also caused delays to the logistics network in Queensland with ongoing scheduling impacts faced by Blair Athol and all other producers in the region for months to follow.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
TerraCom Ltd. 100 % Indirect
Orion Mining Pty Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
Orion Mining Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of TerraCom Limited.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

Blair Athol (BAC) is located within the Blair Athol Basin, an isolated Permian aged geological basin near the western edge of the northern Bowen Basin. The site geology is comprised of five main lithological units, listed below from youngest to oldest:
? Tertiary and Quaternary alluvial deposits (TQa and Qa) developed within the ephemeral streams that drain the site, including Bath Creek and Washpool Creek.

? Tertiary basalt (Tb) in the north and east of the ML, with an average thickness of 18 to 22 m within the lease.

? Permian Blair Athol Coal Measures (Pa) which comprise:
- the upper coal measures, which include sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, conglomerate, as well as the four main coal seams of the basin (referred to as Seams 1, 2, 3 and 4); and
- the lower coal measures, which include basal conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, and mudstone with an estimated maximum thickness of 130 to 150 m.

? Early to middle Devonian arenites, present as a small basement trough in the southern part of the basin.

? Proterozoic/Cambrian Anakie Metamorphic Group, comprising schist, phyllite and metabasalt.

As noted by JBT (2012), the basement metamorphics, Blair Athol Coal Measures, Tertiary basalts and Quaternary alluvium all occur at surface in different areas of the BAC ML.

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Comminution

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018
Coal (thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2.31.3
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,647,216 t of ROM coal1,574,920 t of ROM coal
Stripping / waste ratio  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe6.7 9

Production Costs

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Cash costs (sold) Coal (thermal) AUD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe

Financials

Units202320222021202020192018
Revenue M AUD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 275.1   82.4  
Gross profit M AUD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe
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Pre-tax Income M AUD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 92.8   21.4  
EBITDA M AUD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 103.1   27.2  

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Personnel

Mine Management

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