Australia

Liddell Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusClosing / Closed
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotLiddell Coal Operations (LCO) was a former open-cut coal mining and processing complex that ceased operation in November 2023.

The mine site is now in the closure phase, with closure activities scheduled to occur until the end of 2026. These activities consist of bulk push, tailings dam capping, landform rehabilitation, drainage works, and infrastructure demolition.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Mitsui Matsushima Australia Pty Ltd 32.5 % Indirect
Glencore plc. 67.5 % Indirect
Liddell Coal Operations Pty Ltd (operator) 100 % Direct
Liddell Coal Operations is owned through a joint venture between Glencore (67.5%) and Mitsui Matsushima Australia Pty Limited (MMA) (32.5%). Liddell Coal Operations Pty Ltd (Liddell Coal), a wholly-owned entity of Glencore, managed the mining operation on behalf of the joint venture.

The mine site is now in the closure phase. All mine closure activities at LCO fall under the management of the Liddell Coal Closure Project (LCCP).

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

Liddell Colliery is located in the Hunter Coalfield, within the north-eastern portion of the Sydney Basin. The north-eastern boundary of the basin is the New England Block and is marked by the Hunter–Mooki thrust.

The coal seams currently mined at the Liddell Colliery include the Lemington, Pikes Gully, Arties, Liddell and Barrett seams.

The coal seams targeted by current and future mining operations range from 0.7 metres to 9.5 metres in thickness and include semi-soft and thermal coal types.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits2023202220212020201920182017
Coal (metallurgical & thermal) t 000000000000000000000000000000000004,123,8662,911,634
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018
Coal tonnes mined 00000000000000
Plant annual capacity 00
Waste 00000000000000000000000000000000000000035,728,416 bcm
Reject 00000000000000000000000000000000001,894,906 t
Coal tonnes mined 0000000000000000000005,933,351 t of ROM coal
Plant annual capacity 0008 Mt of ROM coal

Production Costs

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Personnel

Mine Management

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