Metropolitan coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Metropolitan Mine is an underground coal mine, operated by Peabody Energy, producing 1.2 million tonnes per annum, in Helensburgh, in the Southern Coalfields of New South Wales, Australia. .[1]

Location

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Background

In 2009 Peabody Energy Australia's subsidiary, Helensburgh Coal, gained approval for the expansion of the mine as part of theMetropolitan Coal Project. Peabody Energy owns the mine and ramped up production 2 million tons (1.4 million tonnes) of hard and semi-hard coking coal. About 90 percent of Metropolitan's coal is exported through Port Kembla to major steel manufacturers and industrial consumers in Japan, India, Brazil, and Germany. The remaining coking coal is trucked to domestic steel producers.[1]

Mine Data

  • Owner: Peabody Energy Australia
  • Parent company: Peabody Energy
  • Location: Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia
  • Coordinates:-34.184912, 150.996569
  • Production: 1.4 million short tons (1.2 million tonnes per annum)[1]
  • Type of coal: Metallurgic[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 16 million tonnes (Proven and Probable Reserve, 2020) [2]
  • Mine type: Underground[1]
  • Mining method: Longwall[1]
  • Number of employees:
  • Recoverable Reserves: 63 million tons[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Peabody Energy,"New South Wales Operations" Company Website, October 2009
  2. United States Securities and Exchange Commission, "Form 10-K", Peabody website, Accessed May 2021

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