Coppabella coal mine
The Coppabella coal mine is an operating metallurgical open cut mine in central Queensland. It is majority-owned by Peabody Energy and has been in operations since 1998. The mine has four pits – Johnson, South, Creek and East Pits.
Mining operations at Coppabella began in June 1998. After ten years of operating under a mining contract, a joint venture led by Macarthur Coal acquired Coppabella in 2008. Macarthur Coal held a 73.3% stake interest in the mine, with the other parties including CITIC Australia Coppabella, KC Resources (Kawasho Corporation), Mapella (Marubeni Corporation), NS Coal (NS Trading), and Winview (Sojitz Corporation).
In 2011, Peabody Energy acquired all of Macarthur Coal, and with it, Coppabella mine and the nearby Moorvale mine. They have been operating the mine ever since. The coal from Coppabella is exported through the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal to global seaborne demand centers.
Articles and resources
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- "Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Completes Acquisition of Macarthur Coal," "Cision: PR Newswire," December 20, 2011.
- "Coppabella Mine," "Peabody energy," accessed June 2020.
- "COPPABELLA," "MiningLink," accessed June 2020.
- "Environmental Authority Application - Variation," "Peabody Energy," August 30, 2019.