The mine was opened in 1978 by Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited. Long wall mining was undertakn from the mine until May 2001, when the mine was shut down. Both Teralba Shaft No. 1 and Teralba Shaft No. 2 have been filled.
A 4 MW Waste Coal Mine Gas (Methane) generator is currently at the site providing electrity back into the grid.