Broadmeadow East Coal Mine

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Broadmeadow East Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Moranbah, Queensland, Australia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Broadmeadow East Coal Mine Moranbah, Queensland, Australia -21.823999, 147.979227 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating[1] 2022[1]

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
1.1 1.017[2] 2023[2] Surface Open Pit 60* 370[3]

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
3.1[1] 2023[1] 32[1] Bowen Bituminous Met Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Bowen Coking Coal Ltd Bowen Coking Coal Australia

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


Broadmeadow East Coal Mine is an open-cut 1.2-million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) coal mine in the state of Queensland, Australia.[4]

The mine, which received final approval from the Queensland Government in March 2022, is owned by Australia's Bowen Coking Coal, and will be operated by BUMA Australia.[5] The first coal was mined in July 2022. Bowen Coking Coal acquired the Broadmeadow East Project from Peabody Energy in June 2020.[6] The project hosts a 33 million tonne (MT) resource and is planned to be mined though conventional truck and shovel opencast mining at a rate of between 0.8-1Mt per year over a period of between 5–7 years. A fast tracked program for this contract targets the same tonnages to be mined at an average rate of 1.2Mt per year over a shorter period.[6]

According to the news media outlet World Coal, first phase mobilization of site infrastructure, ancillary equipment, haul tucks and an EX3600 excavator are underway as of May 2022, and first coal was railed from the mine in October 2022.[7]

  • Operator: BUMA Australia[7]
  • Owner: Bowen Coking Coal[7]
  • Location: 25 km northeast of the Moranbah township, Queensland, Australia[7]
  • Coordinates: -21.8240, 147.9792 (exact)
  • Mine Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2022[7]
  • Production Capacity: 1.2 Mtpa
  • Total Reserves: 33 Mt[7]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Mine Size (Km2):
  • Workforce Size: 370[6]
  • Primary Consumer: Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
  • Source of Financing:

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  4. Broadmeadow East Project, Mining Data Solutions, accessed 11 January 2022
  5. "Broadmeadow East Project Receives Final Approval", Bowen Coking Coal ASX Releases, 3 March 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Bowen Coking Coal appoint mining contractor to Broadmeadow East", World Coal, 12 May 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Broadmeadow East, Bowen Coking Coal website, accessed June 2022.