North Goonyella coal mine

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North Goonyella Coal Mine
Location
North Goonyella Coal Mine is located in Queensland
North Goonyella Coal Mine
North Goonyella Coal Mine
Location in Queensland
Location Moranbah
Queensland
Country Australia
Coordinates 21°40′10″S 147°57′20″E / 21.66944°S 147.95556°E / -21.66944; 147.95556Coordinates: 21°40′10″S 147°57′20″E / 21.66944°S 147.95556°E / -21.66944; 147.95556
Production
Products Coking coal
History
Opened 1994
Owner
Company Peabody Energy
Year of acquisition 2004

The North Goonyella Coal Mine is a coal mine located in the Bowen Basin at Moranbah in Central Queensland, Australia. The mine has coal reserves amounting to 175 million tonnes of coking coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Asia and the world. The mine has an annual production capacity of 2 million tonnes of coal.[1] 2.6 million tonnes of coal were produced in 2012.[2]

North Goonyella was acquired by Peabody Energy in 2004.[3] The site consists of an open-cut mine known as Eaglefield and an underground mine called North Goonyella.[4] The two operations share the same Coal handling and preparation plant. Water used by the mine is sourced from Burton Gorge Dam.

The mine is serviced by the Goonyella railway line and from December 2011 the GAP line.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowen Basin coal mines". bowenbasin.com. 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Global producer values its Australian assets". The Australian Mining Review. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "North Goonyella Mine". Peabody Energy. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Peabody Energy Australia - North Goonyella Coal Mine". Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Goonyella to Abbot Point Expansion Project, Queensland, Australia". railway-technology.com. Kable. Retrieved 21 June 2014.