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South Walker Creek Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The South Walker Creek open cut coal mine is located in the Bowen Basin in Queensland, 35 kilometres from Nebo, where most of the mine workers are accommodated during their rostered on shifts. It is situated 132 kilometres from the port at Hay Point from where its coal product is exported to its overseas customers. South Walker Creek is a contract mining operation owned by BHP Mitsui Coal. Annual production capacity is 3.2 million tonnes of marketable coal, which is suitable for Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI). The mine began production in 1995 as an open cut operation that still has its overburden removed with a single dragline and two excavators along with a fleet of rear dump trucks. The mine itself consists of four open pits.

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