Cows Coal Mine

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Cows Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Colinsville, Queensland, Australia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cows Coal Mine Colinsville, Queensland, Australia -20.63668673, 147.85009 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating[1] 2013[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 Surface Open Pit 60* 20[2]

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
Bowen Bituminous Thermal & Met North Queensland Export Terminal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
QCoal QCoal Australia

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


Cows coal mine is owned and operated by QCoal Group, near Collinsville, Queensland, Australia.[3] Cows Mine is located 13 kilometres south of Collinsville in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.[3]

Owned by QCoal, the mine comprises a part of the QCoal Northern Hub, which also includes the Sonoma mine, Jax coal mine, and Drake coal mine.[3][4]

Coal from Cows Mine is railed to Abbot Point Coal Terminal for export.[3]

  • Operator: Thiess[4]
  • Owner: QCoal Group[3]
  • Location: Bowen Basin, Collinsville, Queensland, Australia[3]
  • GPS Coordinates: -20.63668673, 147.85009[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 1 mtpa[3]
  • Workforce Size: 20[3]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Thermal & Met)[3]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Surface, Opencast[3]
  • Start Year: 2013[3]
  • Source of Financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Archived from the original on 06 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 QCoal, Projects-Cow Mine, Company Website, accessed January 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 Daniel Gleeson, "Thiess receives A$450 million contract extension from QCoal", International Mining, 30 June 2022.