Operating Coal Mines

1 Baralaba | O8

Cockatoo Coal plans to increase production from the open-pit Baralaba mine and surrounding leases to 3.5mtpa metallurgical and thermal coal by 2014. | www.cockatoocoal.com.au

2 Blackwater | N7

owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), this open-cut operation has a production capacity of 14mtpa of metallurgical and thermal coal. | www.bhpbilliton.com

3 Blair Athol | L5

managed by majority owner Rio Tinto Coal Australia, this open-cut mine produces up to 12mtpa thermal coal. It is due to close in 2016. | www.riotintocoalaustralia.com

4 Broadmeadow | M4

construction is under way on a $US900m project to lift capacity of this BMA underground operation to 4.8mtpa metallurgical coal and extend mine life. The project is due for completion in 2013. | www.bhpbilliton.com

5 Burton | N4

owned by Peabody Energy and operated by Thiess, this open-cut mine produced about 2.1 million tonnes of saleable metallurgical and thermal coal in 2011. Extension projects are under way to boost production by 2.3mpta by 2012-13. | www.peabodyenergy.com.au

6 Callide | Q8

owned by Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, this open-cut mining complex produces about 9mtpa thermal coal. | www.angloamerican.com.au

7 Capcoal operations/German Creek complex | N6

owned by Anglo American Metallurgical Coal and Mitsui Coal Holdings, this group of open-cut and underground mines (including Aquila, Grasstree, Lake Lindsay and Oak Park) produces more than 8mtpa metallurgical coal. | www.angloamerican.com.au

8 Carborough Downs | M4

majority owned by Vale, this mine was commissioned in 2006 and underwent a $400 million upgrade in 2009 to convert to a longwall operation. It has a capacity of 4mtpa ROM metallurgical coal. | www.vale.com

9 Clermont | L5

managed by majority owner Rio Tinto Coal Australia, this open-cut mine began exports in 2010 and will produce up to 12.2mtpa thermal coal by 2013. | www. riotintocoalaustralia.com.au | www.riotintocoalaustralia.com.au

10 Collinsville Coal | M2

part of the NCA Project involving Xstrata Coal, Itochu Coal Resources and Sumitomo, this open-cut mine is operated by Thiess and produces about 4.5mtpa ROM thermal and metallurgical coal. | www.xstratacoal.com

11 Cook | N7

owned by Guandong Rising Asset Management after its takeover of Caledon Resources in 2011, this mine produces about 0.7mtpa of coal.

12 Coppabella | N4

Peabody Energy is majority owner of this open-cut metallurgical coal mine, which produced 2.5 million tonnes of saleable coal in 2011. | www.peabodyenergy.com.au

13 Curragh | N6

owned by Wesfarmers Resources, this open-cut operation produces about 6.5mtpa metallurgical coal for export and 2.5mtpa of thermal coal. A $286m expansion project being completed mid-2012 will lift export capacity to 8.5mtpa. A feasibility study is under way for further expansion to 10mtpa export capacity. | www.curragh.com.au

14 Dawson | P8

owned by Anglo American Metallurgical Coal and Mitsui Coal Holdings, this open-cut mine produces more than 7mtpa thermal and metallurgical coal. | www.angloamerican.com.au

15 Ensham | M6

Ensham Resources produces about 7mtpa thermal coal at this open-cut mine, which is undergoing transition to bord and pillar operations. | www.ensham.com.au

16 Foxleigh | N6

Anglo American Metallurgical Coal is the major stakeholder in this operation, which produces about 2.5mtpa PCI coal. A feasibility study is in progress for an expansion project from about 2013 to increase capacity to 4mtpa. | www.angloamerican.com.au

17 Goonyella Corridor | M4

owned by Peabody Energy, the combined operations of the Eaglefield open-cut mine (operated by Macmahon Holdings) and North Goonyella longwall mine (operated by Peabody) produced about 2.6 million tonnes of saleable metallurgical coal in 2011. | www.peabodyenergy.com.au

18 Goonyella Riverside | M4

this BMA open-cut mine has the capacity to produce 15mtpa of coking coal. | www.bhpbilliton.com

19 Gregory/Crinum | M6

Gregory/Crinum | this BMA-owned complex comprises the Gregory open-cut operation and Crinum underground mine, with a combined capacity of more than 5mtpa of coal. | www.bhpbilliton.com

20 Hail Creek | N3

managed by majority owner Rio Tinto Coal Australia, this open-cut mine produces up to 8.8mtpa metallurgical coal. Lake Elphinstone and Mt Robert are adjacent prospects that could leverage Hail Creek infrastructure. | www.riotintocoalaustralia.com

21 Isaac Plains | M4

Aquila Resources recently negotiated the sale of its share in this Vale joint venture to Sumitomo Corporation. The open-cut mine, operated by John Holland, produces about 2.8mtpa thermal and metallurgical coal. An expansion is planned. | www.vale.com

22 Jellinbah | N6

managed by Jellinbah Resources for the Jellinbah East Joint Venture and operated by Jellinbah Resources and John Holland, this open-cut operation produces more than 4.6mtpa metallurgical coal. | www.jellinbah.com.au

23 Kestrel | M6

managed by majority owner Rio Tinto Coal Australia, this underground mine produces up to 4.2mtpa metallurgical coal. Construction is under way on a $US2b project to extend mine life and lift capacity to 5.7mtpa. The work is due for completion in 2013. | www.riotintocoalaustralia.com.au

24 Lake Vermont | N5

managed by Jellinbah Resources for the Lake Vermont Joint Venture and operated by Thiess, this open-cut mine produces about 4mtpa metallurgical coal. Construction began in 2011 on a $200m expansion project. | www.jellinbah.com.au

25 Middlemount | N5

owned by Gloucester Coal and Peabody Energy, production at this mine began in late 2011, with an expansion planned to increase capacity from 1.8mtpa to 5.4mtpa. | www.peabodyenergy.com.au

26 Millennium | N4

mined under contract by Downer EDI Mining, this site will be transitioning to Peabody owner-operator status in 2013. The mine produced 1.7 million tonnes of saleable metallurgical coal in 2011, due to increase to 3mtpa by 2013-14. | www.peabodyenergy.com.au

27 Minerva | M7

majority owned by Sojitz, this open-cut mine has a capacity of 2.8mtpa thermal coal. | www.sojitz.com

28 Moorvale | N4

Macarthur Coal is majority owner of this open-cut operation, producing about 2mtpa metallurgical and thermal coal. Prefeasibility work has been conducted for an underground expansion project. | www.peabodyenergy.com.au

29 Moranbah North | M4

Anglo American Metallurgical Coal is the major stakeholder in this underground operation, producing more than 4mtpa metallurgical coal. | www.angloamerican.com.au

30 Newlands Coal | M3

part of the NCA Project, this combined underground and open-cut operation produces about 11mtpa thermal and metallurgical coal. Xstrata Coal is examining the feasibility of extending the life of the mine by about 20 years to 2042. | www.xstratacoal.com

31 Norwich Park | N5

production at this BMA site ceased on May 11 for an indefinite period. | www.bhpbilliton.com

32 Oaky Creek | N6

Xstrata Coal Queensland is the majority owner of the Oaky Creek No.1 and Oaky North underground mines, producing about 11mtpa metallurgical coal.. | www.xstratacoal.com

33 Peak Downs | M5

this BMA-owned open-cut operation has the capacity to produce 9mtpa of hard coking coal. Expansion is under way to increase production by 2.5mtpa. | www.bhpbilliton.com

34 Poitrel | N4

owned by BHP Mitsui Coal and mined by Leighton Mining, this open-cut metallurgical coal mine has a capacity around 3mtpa. | www.bhpbilliton.com

35 Rolleston Coal | M8

a joint venture of Xstrata Coal Queensland, Sumisho Coal Australia and IRCA Rolleston, this open-cut mine produces about 8mtpa thermal coal. Prefeasibility studies have commenced for the proposed Rolleston expansion (indicative start-up in 2014) which is set to increase production by 6mtpa. | www.xstratacoal.com

36 Saraji | M5

this BMA-owned open-cut mine has the capacity to produce 8mtpa of hard coking coal. | www.bhpbilliton.com

37 Sonoma | M2

a joint venture between QCoal, Cliffs Australia Coal, JFE Shoji, China Steel and Watami Trading, this open-cut operation produces about 4mtpa metallurgical and thermal coal. Leighton Mining is the mining contractor. | www.qcoal.com.au

38 South Walker Creek | N4

owned by BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal, this open-cut operation has a capacity to produce about 4mtpa of metallurgical coal. | www.bhpbilliton.com

39 Yarrabee | N6

owned by Yancoal Australia, this open-cut mine has a capacity of 2.4mtpa thermal and metallurgical coal. The company plans to expand to 3.2mtpa when WICET export capacity is available in 2014. | www.yancoalaustralia.com.au


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