Berlins Creek mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Berlins Creek mine, also known as Heaphy Mine, is an opencast sub-bituminous coal mine west of Inangahua on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The mine is owned by Heaphy Mining.


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Heaphy Mining owns and operates the mine on the Inangahua Coal Field, some or all of the 2.17km2 mine is on New Zealand department of conservation land.[1] [2]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Heaphy Mining [2]
  • Owner: Heaphy Mining [2]
  • Location: Buller District, West Coast Region, South Island, New Zealand [3]
  • Coordinates: -41.879217,171.847270 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 0.007696 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)[2]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 6 million tonnes[3]
  • Coal Type: SUBBITUMINOUS (Thermal)
    Solid fuel calorific value (gross) 24.20 MJ/kg (Range for NZ coal 15.25–31.95 MJ/kg) [4]
  • Mine Type: SURFACE
  • Start Year: 2017 [3]
  • Source of Financing: Heaphy Mining [2]

Articles and Resources


  1. Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, "Mining operations on Department of Conservation Land", accessed February 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals, "Operating coal mines", Ministry of Economic Development, accessed February 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 MinDat, "Heaphy Mine: Berlins Creek", MinDat website, Accessed February 2021
  4. Ministry of Economic Development, "NZ Energy Data File", accessed December 2012

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