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Portman Mining Ltd Coal Mine – Burton Coal – Queensland Australia

Producer of

Thermal and coking coal

Location

150km southwest of Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Ownership

Peabody Energy (95%); Theiss Contractors (5%)

Geology type

Permian coal measures of the Bowen Basin

Mineral type

Hard and semi-soft coking coal and thermal coal

Reserve base

164Mt, including nearby reserve areas

Annual production

4.3Mt metallurgical coal and 450,000t thermal coal

Mining method

Opencast

Coal processing

Crushing, followed by dense medium separation and flotation in Jameson cells

Employment

255 full time, 215 contract

Prime contractor

Theiss Contractors

Driltech blasthole drills

Liebherr R996 hydraulic excavators

Caterpillar 789B haul trucks

Caterpillar 992C and 992G wheel loaders

Caterpillar D9R, D10R and D11R dozers
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