Newlands coal mine
The mine has coal reserves amounting to 413 million tonnes of low ash steaming coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Asia and the world. The mine has an annual production capacity of 10.6 million tonnes of coal.
The mine is currently owned by Anglo−Swiss Glencore corporation. Mining operations began in 1983. Originally the mine was operated by the major owner MIM (Mount Isa Mines) as part of the NCA (Newlands Collinsville Abbot Point) project.
Operations at the mine are conducted both underground and in an open-cut pit from a single coal seam, the Upper Newlands seam which has an average thickness of six metres. Underground mining began in 1998. However underground operations will cease in 2015.
- "Bowen Basin coal mines". bowenbasin.com. 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Newlands Coal". Glencore Xstrata. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- John Mccarthy (22 May 2014). "196 jobs to go as Glencore announces closure of Newlands coal mine in central Queensland". The Courier-Mail. News Limited. Retrieved 19 June 2014.