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Tarrawonga Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotGunnedah open cut mines consist of Tarrawonga mine and Werris Creek mine.
Related AssetWerris Creek

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Whitehaven Coal Ltd. 100 % Indirect
Tarrawonga Coal Pty Ltd (operator) 100 % Direct
Tarrawonga Coal Mine (Tarrawonga) (formerly known as East Boggabri Coal Mine) is an open cut coal mine owned and operated by Tarrawonga Coal Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitehaven Coal Limited.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The Tarrawonga Coal Mine is located in the Gunnedah Basin, in the Gunnedah Coalfield, which contains sedimentary rocks, including coal measures, of Permian and Triassic age. Regionally, there are two coal-bearing sequences in the Gunnedah Basin, namely:

- Early Permian Bellata Group (comprising the Maules Creek sub-basin and Mullaley subbasin, separated by the Boggabri Ridge);
- Late Permian Black Jack Group.

The Tarrawonga coal resource is located within the Maules Creek sub-basin of the Early Permian Bellata Group. The target coal seams within the Maules Creek sub-basin are contained within the Maules Creek Formation. They subcrop on low hills to the west of theTarrawonga area and dip towards the east.

Target coal seams within the open cut extent are Braymont, Bollol, Creek, Jeralong, Jeralong Lower, Merriown, Merriown Lower, Velyama, Nagero.

Individual coal seams range up to approximately 4.5 m thick, and average 1.5 m. They onlap the Boggabri Ridge to the west of the Tarrawonga area and thicken towards the east.

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Comminution

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Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (metallurgical) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,187,2492,075,0293,376,2262,023,9812,038,010
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal. ^ Guidance / Forecast.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe
Waste  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe21,814,461 bcm17,086,835 bcm15,051,089 bcm19,996,819 bcm19,273,391 bcm
Reject  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe291,683 t558,563 t527,718 t
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,258,954 t of ROM coal2,044,658 t of ROM coal1,872,836 t of ROM coal2,236,642 t of ROM coal2,383,715 t of ROM coal
^ Guidance / Forecast.

Production Costs

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