Cameby Downs

Cameby Downs Mine is an open cut operation located in the Surat Basin approximately 360 km northwest of Brisbane in Southeast Queensland, Australia . The mine complex lies on the Warrego Highway approximately 16 km northeast of the township of Miles and 30 km northwest of the Chinchilla township .

Cameby Downs produces a low ash export thermal coal and is connected by rail to the port of Brisbane with port allocation through the Queensland Bulk Handling facility in Brisbane.

The coal deposits are located in the Juandah Coal Measures, which contain a coal seam horizon ranging in thickness up to 20 metres.

The Coal deposits are located within Middle Jurassic age coal measures that have been subdivided into the following three formations:
1.    Taroom Coal Measures (lower coal bearing unit);
2.    Tangalooma Sandstone (middle coal bearing unit); and
3.    Juandah Coal Measures (upper coal bearing unit).

Following the purchase of Syntech Resources by Yancoal Australia in August 2011, the Cameby Downs Mine and several surrounding and regional tenements are 100% owned by Yancoal Australia’s major shareholder, Yankuang Energy Group Company Limited . The preparation plant and associated infrastructure was completed during the second half of 2010. The extensive tenement portfolio held by the company in the region has the potential to contain at least a further 1.0 billion tonnes of coal.


In accordance with Environmental Authority EPML00900113, Condition B2(e), quarterly reporting of the measured dust deposition rates and PM10 concentrations are to be made publicly available on a web site. The quarterly reports in accordance with condition B2(e) are available here

CAMEBY DOWNS mine Community support program 

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