SHOWCASE COAL MINE OF THE WEEK – PEAK DOWNS!!
Peak Downs coal mine in the Bowen Basin of central Queensland, Australia, was estimated to hold 718Mt of recoverable coal reserves as of June 2019. Peak Downs is one of the seven Bowen Basin mines owned and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA). It is an open-cut mine using dragline and truck/shovel fleets for overburden removal. It started production in 1972 and produced more than 11.8Mt of metallurgical coal in the year ending 30 June 2019. The coal output of the mine is sent by rail to the Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay, for shipping - "Miningtechnology.com".
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