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Portman Mining Ltd Coal Mine – Burton Coal – Queensland Australia

Producer of

Thermal and coking coal


150km southwest of Mackay, Queensland, Australia


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


Coal processing

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


255 full time, 215 contract

Prime contractor

Theiss Contractors

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