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Wilkie Creek Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Wilkie Creek mine has been on care and maintenance since 2014. Mining operations at the Wilkie Creek project recommenced in early 2023.

New Wilkie Energy has reached a production of bypass coal now crushed and sized. Once complete, the fixed coal handling preparation plant will be able to maximise yield from the coal, supplying a steady flow of high-quality low ash product.

January 4, 2024 - Administrators from BRI Ferrier have been appointed to entities within the New Wilkie Energy Group following falling coal prices.

One of the entities that has entered administration is the company charged with overseeing the Wilkie Creek coal mine near Dalby in the Sturt Basin, Queensland.

Over the period of administration, they will determine whether to sell the mine or whether a debt restructuring deal is viable.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
New Wilkie Energy Pty Ltd. 100 % Indirect
The Wilkie Creek mine was purchased by New Wilkie Energy Pty Ltd. in July 2021.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The coal typically occurs in two intervals of interbedded mudstone, siltstone and sandstone, with lenticular coal seams up to 6m thick. The intervals are separated by approximately 100m of sandstone.

Walloon Coal Measures of Middle Jurassic age, dipping gently to the south and south-west; the Wilkie Creek Mine covers the former Kogan, Braemar, and Tarcoola deposits; four principal coal seams are present: Macalister 1 — 3.5m average thickness; Macalister 2 — 3.5m; Macalister 3 — 1.5m; Macalister 4 — 1.5m. The seams coalesce in various combinations to an aggregate thickness ranging between 9–11.5m.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

New Wilkie Energy has reached a production of bypass coal now crushed and sized.
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All production numbers are expressed as ROM coal.

Operational metrics

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Production Costs

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Personnel

Mine Management

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