Australia

Meteor Downs South Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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Mine Life2030
ShapshotMeteor Downs produces thermal coal with a relatively low ash content which does not require processing through a coal washery plant.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Sojitz Corp. 50 % Indirect
U&D Mining 50 % Indirect
Sojitz MDS Mining Pty (operator) 100 % Direct
The Meteor Downs South operation is a joint venture between Endocoal Limited (50%), a 100% subsidiary of U&D Mining, and Sojitz Blue (50%).

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The local landscape comprises Tertiary Basalts (Tb) that overly Permian Rangal Coal Measures, Bandanna Formation, Baralaba Coal Measures (Pwj, sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, coal, tuff, conglomerate), late Permian age Black Alley Shale (Pbs, mudstone, siltstone, tuff, sandstone), Peawaddy Formation (Pbp, mudstone, siltstone, sandstone, coquinite), Cattle Creek Formation (Pbk, quartzose to sub-labile sandstone and mudstone) sloping gently (1–3%) to the floodplain of Spring Creek (Qa, comprising quaternary clay, silt and gravels). Remnants of formerly more widespread basalt flows occur extensively around Rolleston.

Geomorphic domains described refer to land system mapping (Story et al., 1967). The geomorphology is associated with erosional surfaces on fresh rock below the Tertiary weathered zone. The MDS ML traverses undulating hills and plain sequences of two land systems: (i) Oxford Undulating Lowlands, and (ii) Waterford Low Hills.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

Summary:

Meteor Downs produces thermal coal with a relatively low ash content which does not require processing through a coal washery plant.

Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018
Coal (thermal) t 00000000000000000000000000000000018,247
All production numbers are expressed as ROM coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018
Coal tonnes mined 0000000
Coal tonnes mined 0000000000000000000000000078,530 t of ROM coal

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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Job TitleNamePhoneEmailRef. Date
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required ........... Subscription required ........... Subscription required Dec 18, 2023

Total WorkforceYear
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Subscription required 2021
Subscription required 2020

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