Glendell coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor
(Redirected from Glendell coal project)

The Glendell coal mine is surface mine, operated by Mt Owen Pty, a subsidiary of Glencore, producing 4.5 million tonnes per annum, as part of the Mt Owen mine in Hebden, New South Wales, Australia.

The mine had a proposed an expansion to 10 million tonnes per annum.[1] In February 2022, the mine appeared to move a step closer to approval.[2] But in October 2022, the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission rejected the application to expand the mine because of heritage values in the region[3]


The map below shows the exact location of the mine.

Loading map...


On its website, the previous owner Xstrata Coal states that "Glendell was first approved by the then Department of Planning in 1983 whilst under the joint venture ownership of Renison Goldfields Limited and Dalgety Australia Ltd. After consent was granted, economic constraints halted full development of the project. In 1989, Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited acquired 100% of the project. In 1992, Glendell was sold to a joint venture of Savage Resources (56.5%), Marion Coal Pty Limited (16%) and Mitsui Matsushima (27.5%). In 1994, a new joint venture was established between Savage Resources (67.5 %) and Mitsui Matsushima (32.5%). During 1999, Savage Resources sold its 67.5% share to Pasminco in February and in July Pasminco sold their 67.5% share to Glencore Coal Australia Pty Ltd."

"In 2001, Glencore changed its name to Enex Coal and in 2002 Enex was acquired by Xstrata Coal Pty Limited (Xstrata). Xstrata acquired 100% ownership of Glendell in early 2003. Xstrata Mt Owen is seeking a modification to the existing Glendell development consent from the Department of Planning to allow for the implementation of an improved mine plan and the development of synergies with the adjacent Mt Owen and Ravensworth East mines and the integration of Glendell into the Mt Owen Complex," the company states.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Mt Owen Pty
  • Parent Company: Glencore
  • Location: Hebden, New South Wales, Australia
  • Coordinates:-32.45121527, 151.0783194
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 4.5 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 135 mt
  • Coal type:
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: surface, opencast
  • Start Year: 1983
  • Source of Financing:

Expansion Details

  • Status: Shelved
  • Production Capacity: 5.5 mtpa (to total 10 mtpa)[1]
  • Start Year: TBD

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Glencore, Future Mining, company website accessed June 20, 2020
  2. Projects, IJGlobal, accessed Oct 2022
  3. Glencore's bid to expand New South Wales coal mine rejected, Reuters, October 28, 2022

Related articles

External resources

External articles