Leigh Creek mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Leigh Creek mine is a former coal mine operated by Alinta Energy Services, a subsidiary of Alinta Energy, producing 2.4 million tonnes per annum, in Leigh Creek, Southern Australia, Australia. The mine closed in 2015.


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In 2006/2007 the mine produced 3.88 million tonnes of coal[1] which was solely used in the Playford Power Station and the Northern Power Station.[2]

On its website the Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia states "while mining continues from Lobe B, rehabilitation of the north fields Lobe C and D is continuing. Visible dragline spoil heaps are being flattened to a 1 in 6 gradient and covered by topsoil and seeded. Regrowth has been poor this year because of persistent drought."[1]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Alinta Energy Services
  • Parent Company: Alinta Energy
  • Location: Leigh Creek, Southern Australia, Australia
  • GPS Coordinates: -30.482823, 138.414574 (exact)
  • Status: closed (2015)
  • Production Capacity: 2.4 Mtpa
  • Total Resource: 34.1 Mt
  • Mineable Reserves: 21 Mt
  • Coal type: subbituminous
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Surface mine
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia, "Leigh Creek", Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia, accessed December 2010.
  2. Alinta Energy, "Flinders", Alinta Energy website, accessed December 2010.

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