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Ravensworth Complex

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotRavensworth Operations open cut mining complex produces thermal and metallurgical coal for export.

The Ravensworth Complex comprises the following operations:
- Ravensworth Open Cut (ROC), which includes Narama, Narama West and Ravensworth North (mining in Ravensworth North only);
- Ravensworth Underground Mine (RUM). RUM was placed in Care and Maintenance in October 2014.; and
- Ravensworth Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (RCHPP).
Related Asset

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Glencore plc. 90 % Indirect
Ravensworth Operations Pty Ltd (operator) 100 % Direct
Ravensworth Open Cut is a JV between Itochu 10% and Glencore 90%; Ravensworth Underground is a JV between the Glencore owned Resource Pacific Pty Ltd 90% and Posco 10%; CHPP assets are owned by the JV’s and operated by Glencore.

Ravensworth Open Cut (ROC) is operated by Ravensworth Operations Pty Limited (ROPL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The resource coal targeted for extraction at Ravensworth Operations includes seams of the Foybrook and Burnamwood Formations, which form part of the Wittingham Coal Measures. The coal seams targeted extend from the shallow Broonie Seams, through the Bayswater, Lemington, Pikes Gully, Arties, Liddell and Barrett Seams, to the Hebden Seam. The strata dips gently (<5 degrees) to the south-east within the mine towards the Bayswater Syncline and flattens to the south-west around the Ravensworth North monocline. A thin igneous dyke runs through the pit area on a north-easterly orientation and intersects a small volcanic plug in the north of the pit area. This volcanic breccia has been well defined by drilling.

Spoil material is regularly tested to determine the quality of material for rehabilitation. Recent soil testing on spoil material from Ravensworth indicates the following:
- Spoil material tested was alkaline, highly saline and strongly sodic;
- The effective cation exchange capacity (eCEC) is moderate, indicating good nutrient retention and holding capacity;
- Certain soils are dispersible due to their sodicity and magnicity and should be managed accordingly;
- Phosphorus levels are suited to P sensitive plantings, including Australian natives; and
- Where required, Gypsum will be applied to assist in balancing the cations and preventing dispersion.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (metallurgical & thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe9.48.97.176.2
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal. ^ Guidance / Forecast.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe
Waste  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe68.4 Mbcm65.2 Mbcm53.8 Mbcm55.6 Mbcm55.7 Mbcm
Reject  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4,640,323 t4,688,307 t3,992,936 t3,590,520 t
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe14,922 kt of ROM coal13,898 kt of ROM coal11,285 kt of ROM coal10,300 kt of ROM coal9,470 kt of ROM coal
^ Guidance / Forecast.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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