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Moorvale Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The Moorvale Mine is an open-cut mine located 156 kilometers south west of Mackay that produces low-volatile pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal, coking coal and thermal coal for export markets. The Moorvale open-cut mine is owned by the Moorvale Joint Venture whose principal beneficial owner is Macarthur Coal Pty (73.3%). The mine is located 150 km southwest of Mackay and is operated by Australian Premium Coals Pty Ltd. Low volatile PCI thermal and soft coking coal is exported to Asia, Europe and South America. The mine commenced production in 2003 and is planned to produce 1.5 Mtpa. Moorvale sold 2.1 million tons in 2013.The mine produces four million tonnes of run-of-mine (ROM) coal annually and there is estimated to be 33 million tonnes of recoverable coal available at the site. Sufficient, at this stage, to guarantee production to at least 2016. It is presently planned to introduce underground mining at Moorvale when open pit mining at the site becomes exhausted.

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