Newlands coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Newlands Coal mine is a coal mine, operated by Glencore, producing 5.5 million tonnes per annum, near Glenden in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia.[1]


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On its website, former owner Xstrata Coal states that "Development at Newlands began in 1981 and coal mining operations commenced in 1983. Coal is mined from a single seam – the Upper Newlands which varies from 5.5 and 6.5 metres in thickness and averages 6 metres. Originally the Newlands operation aimed to produce 4 million tonnes of washed coal per year from approximately 4.5 million tonnes of open cut coal mined. With the commencement of underground mining in 1998 and significant restructuring of the open cut, the combined open cut produce in excess of 10 million tonnes of product per annum."[2]

The project was formally a joint venture between Xstrata Coal (55%), Itochu Coal Resources (35%) and Sumitomo (10%).[2]

The current owner Glencore states that it is "part of the NCA Project" which "includes the Newlands open cut operation and underground longwall operation, the Collinsville open cut mine and the Abbot Point coal terminal."[2]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Glencore
  • Parent Company:
  • Location: Glenden, Queensland, Australia
  • GPS Coordinates: -21.201424, 147.887969 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 5.523 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 326 million tonnes[1] (20 million tonnes proven)[3]
  • Coal type: Bituminous[1]
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Mining Method:Open cut[1]
  • Start Year: 1983[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Glencore, Newlands Coal, company website, accessed June 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Xstrata Coal, "Newlands Coal", Xstrata Coal website, accessed August 2010.
  3. Newlands Mine, Mining Data Solutions, accessed November 2020

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