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Bowen Basin

Dec 07, 2020
Wolff Mining breaks records at BMA Saraji Mine

Wolff Mining breaks records at BMA Saraji Mine

Wolff Mining is claiming a record at Saraji Mine in the Bowen Basin. They boasted 43,794 drilled metres in November beating the previous record of 41,500dm at the BMA site. The activity is described as being ‘undertaken in 270mm holes ranging in depth from 30m to 65+m in tertiary material.’ Wolff Mining has been assisting… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identification, spe...

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Jun 09, 2020
Cuts at Dawson as COVID-19 crunches coal returns

Cuts at Dawson as COVID-19 crunches coal returns

Dawson mine is facing a workforce cut after falling coal prices sparked an Anglo American move to defer some production activities at the Bowen Basin site. One shovel fleet, one excavator fleet and associated services will be suspended from this month. The majority of the workers impacted are engaged through contracting companies. In a statement… ...

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Jun 09, 2020
New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

The Queensland Government is opening up a further 1500sq km of gas country for exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said five parcels were to be released for tender on June 18 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins. “It’s essential that we keep exploration underway to identify the resources projects… ...

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Apr 30, 2020
Call to back CQ gas pipeline for post COVID-19 boost

Call to back CQ gas pipeline for post COVID-19 boost

Blue Energy is advocating for governments to back a 500km multi-user gas pipeline to unlock 15,000 PJ of discovered gas resource in the Bowen Basin. With post COVID-19 ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects critical to the national economic recovery, it says the Moranbah to Gladstone/Wallumbilla gas pipeline would be capable of delivering up to 300 terajoules (TJ)… ...

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Aug 26, 2019
Sought-after coal seam boosts Isaac River resource

Sought-after coal seam boosts Isaac River resource

Bowen Coking Coal has increased the resource estimate for its Isaac River project by more than 67 per cent to 8.7 million tonnes. The company says the new total follows confirmation of the higher quality Vermont Upper seam, which accounts for 3.2 million tonnes of the resource estimate. It says 8.35 million of the 8.7… ...

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