Australia

Newlands Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusClosing / Closed
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
  • Coal (hard coking)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Dragline
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SnapshotThe Newlands Coal mine produced thermal and metallurgical coal for export for 40 years and came to the end of its mine life, as planned, in February 2023. This mine has now moved to a rehabilitation and closure phase.

Newlands OC depleted all reserves by 31 December 2022.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Glencore plc. 100 % Indirect
Glencore Coal Queensland Pty Limited (operator) 100 % Direct
Newlands Coal is 100% owned and managed by Glencore Coal Queensland.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The Bowen Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland, including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal.

Coal accumulation in the Bowen Basin occurred in a wide variety of depositional environments and the coal measures reflect this diversity, with variation in seam thickness, lateral continuity and coal quality.

Coal-bearing strata occur within several geological formations in the Bowen Basin. Deposits of economic importance are restricted to four groups, ranging from Early Permian (Group I) to Late Permian (Group IV) in age.

IV Late Permian.
This is the most diverse group in terms of coal quality and also the most widely distributed within the basin. Although the rank and quality of Group IV coals vary greatly, they are characterised by their comparatively greatly, they are characterised by their comparatively low levels of sulphur. They are of major economic importance as a source of both metallurgical and thermal coals (Mines: Newlands, Eastern Creek, Suttor Creek).

III Late Permian
Group III coals include major deposits of high grade coking coal, which are mined by open-cut (Wollombi).

Reserves

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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

CommodityUnits20222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (metallurgical & thermal) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4,547,0005,523,0005,645,0005,652,0005,840,000
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

Job TitleNamePhoneEmailProfileRef. Date
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