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BHP Coal Mine – Crinum – Queensland Australia

Producer of

Metallurgical coal


Bowen basin, Central Queensland, Australia


BHP Billiton (50%), Mitsubishi Development (50%)

Geology type

Permian coal measures

Mineral type

Coking coal and steam coal

Reserve base

27Mt mining reserve (June 2012)

Annual production

2.8Mt (2011/12)

Mining method

Longwall underground

Coal processing

Dense medium cyclones, spirals and flotation



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