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Metallurgical coal

Feb 22, 2021
Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

The withdrawal of workers from Moranbah North is the latest in a series of events that has left Queensland underground coal miners rattled, a key union says. Operations have been suspended at Moranbah North after mine management identified carbon monoxide and ethylene gas levels in the gas monitoring system, pointing to indicated a potential spontaneous heating in the longwall panel. CFMEU...

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Feb 22, 2021
Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Experts are continuing assessments to pinpoint the cause of an event which prompted Anglo American to evacuate workers from its Moranbah North underground coal mine at the weekend. The company said elevated levels of some gases in the goaf had triggered the withdrawal of workers from the longwall operation as a safety precaution. “At the time of the incident, we had been mining throug...

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Feb 04, 2021
Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Queensland-based Vitrinite aims to start mining by mid-year at a new open-cut coal operation set to create about 150 permanent jobs. The company already has a workforce on the ground at the Vulcan site to complete pre-mining civil works as well as building its office, workshop and mine infrastructure. Vitrinite director Nicholas Williams said the work being undertaken now would pave the way...

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Jan 30, 2021
Full steam ahead for Stanmore Coal

Full steam ahead for Stanmore Coal

Stanmore Coal says its new Isaac Downs open-cut mine remains on track for development in the second half of this year, as it moves through the approvals process. The $85 million Isaac Downs mining project near Moranbah is expected to create 250 jobs in construction.The operation would also provide ongoing long-term employment for workers at the company’s existing Isaac Plains mining compl...

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Dec 14, 2020
New owners in groundwork at Broadmeadow East

New owners in groundwork at Broadmeadow East

Bowen Coking Coal has mobilised a drilling team to conduct a coal quality and groundwater monitoring campaign at its Broadmeadow East project, near Moranbah. The company completed acquisition of the coking coal project from Peabody Energy in September for $1 million cash plus royalties of up to $1.5 million.  It has flagged plans to start mining by the end of 2021, creating up to 200 ongoin...

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Dec 11, 2020
Sumitomo backs next phase of Hillalong exploration

Sumitomo backs next phase of Hillalong exploration

Sumitomo is taking its backing for the Hillalong coal project in the Bowen Basin to the next level, confirming it will proceed with Phase 2 of a joint venture agreement. This follows a successful Phase 1 exploration program which resulted in a maiden JORC Resource of 43 million tonnes and confirmation that the Bowen Coking Coal project is able to produce a low-ash, high-quality coking coal. ...

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Dec 09, 2020
Macmahon seals deal on $250m Foxleigh contract

Macmahon seals deal on $250m Foxleigh contract

Macmahon Holdings says it has been formally awarded a $250 million contract for work at the Foxleigh coal mine near Middlemount in Central Queensland. It comes after the mining services firm was named as preferred contractor in October. The agreement will see Macmahon provide equipment hire and maintenance services at the Foxleigh mine over a five-year term from March 1 next year. “The f...

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Dec 03, 2020
Christmas lull for Bowen Basin coal sites

Christmas lull for Bowen Basin coal sites

Peabody Energy will shut down production at two Bowen Basin coal operations for four weeks over Christmas. The company has briefed the workforce of the plan to temporarily idle production at Coppabella and Moorvale mines, and they will be able to access paid leave for the period. “Like most other Australian mining operators, Peabody has been affected by challenging global economic con...

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Nov 19, 2020
MACA brings in receivers over Bluff bills

MACA brings in receivers over Bluff bills

Mining contractor MACA says it has appointed receiver managers over the accounts of Bluff coal mine owner Carabella Resources over money it is owed. It comes after the company announced late last month that the Bluff PCI mine, 20km east of Blackwater, was being placed on care and maintenance amid soft coal prices and uncertainty over Chinese imports. It said it that stage that the par...

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