Peak Downs Mine

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Peak Downs Mine
Peak Downs CHPP.jpg
Coal Handling and Preparation Plant
Location
Peak Downs Mine is located in Australia
Peak Downs Mine
Peak Downs Mine
Location in Australia
Location Moranbah
State Queensland
Country Australia
Coordinates 22°15′16″S 148°10′50″E / 22.25444°S 148.18056°E / -22.25444; 148.18056Coordinates: 22°15′16″S 148°10′50″E / 22.25444°S 148.18056°E / -22.25444; 148.18056
Production
Products Coal
Production 9,000,000 Tonnes / Year
History
Opened April 1972
Owner
Company BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance

Peak Downs is a large open cut coking coal mine in Queensland located 31 km SSE of Moranbah.[1] Peak Downs is one of seven mines in Bowen Basin owned by BMA, Australia’s largest coal miner and exporter. Production at Peak Downs started in 1972.

The Caval Ridge Coal Mine, which will be located adjacent to Peak Downs, will begin being constructed in 2011 and exporting by 2014. It is expected to process 2.5 million tons of coal each year from Peak Downs.[2]

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  1. ^ About BMA
  2. ^ Esmarie Swanepoel (13 August 2010). "Queensland approves A$4bn BHP-Mitsubishi coal mine". Mining Weekly. Creamer Media. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 

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