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BHP Coal Mine – Mount Owen – New South Wales Australia

Producer of

Steam and soft coking coal


Northern Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia


Xstrata (100%)

Geology type

Permian coal measures

Mineral type

Bituminous coal

Reserve base

110Mt recoverable (2005)

Annual production

5.95Mt of saleable coal (2005)

Mining method

Multi-seam open pit

Processing method

Washing using dense medium cyclones and fine coal spirals



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