Middlemount mine is an open cut mine located 90 km north east of Emerald in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Middlemount mine is an open-cut mine located 90 kilometres north-east of Emerald in Queensland's Bowen Basin and is a Joint Venture between Peabody Energy and Yancoal. Yancoal has a near 50% interest in the Middlemount Coal Joint Venture.
The Middlemount mine produces low volatile pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal and hard coking coal used for export markets, with contracted rail and port capacity through Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and Abbot Point Port.
The Middlemount joint venture maintained steady production rates throughout 2016, overcoming wet weather impacts in the first half of the year to produce total annual ROM coal production of 5.3Mt (2015 5.5Mt) and total saleable coal production of 4.1Mt (2015 4.0Mt).
Full scale operations at the open-cut mine commenced in November 2011, with mining activities using conventional truck and shovel techniques with ROM coal washed at an onsite facility with a capacity of about 5.3 million tonnes per annum.
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