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Burton Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The Burton coal mine in Queensland is an open pit operation that began life in January 1996 with the Burton open pit that was mined out in June 2005. Two other pits, the Wallanbah and Broadmeadow were completed in 2009. Two more open pits, Plumtree South and Bullock Creek, began production in 2010, are still operational. The open pits at the Burton Mine are mined as satellite operations from the central mine processing plant to which the coal is transported by road. Throughout its operational life the Burton Mine has maintained a coal production level of between 3.5 and 5.7 million tonnes a year. The Burton coal mining operation produces thermal and hard coking coal that is purchased by customers in South America, India, Europe and Asia.

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