Baal Bone mine

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Australiacoal}}The Baal Bone mine is an underground and open cut coal mine located in the Western Coalfields of NSW, 32 kilometres north of Lithgow and approximately 130 kilometres from Sydney. The mine produces approximately 2.5 million tonnes run of mine coal a year and is approximately 227 km by rail to Port Kembla where, Xstrata Coal states, "the majority of the product is exported. Domestic thermal coal customers are approximately 20 kilometres away by road at Delta Electricity’s local power stations."[1]

History

On its website Xstrata Coal states that the mine was "established in 1983 at the site of the old Ben Bullen opencut mine, which had been abandoned in 1952. The colliery was developed to replace the diminishing reserves at Wallerawang Colliery to the south."[1]

Ownership

The mine is operated by Wallerawang Collieries Ltd, a company which is 95% owned by Oakbridge and 5% by Sumitomo Corporation. Oakbridge is 78% owned by Xstrata.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Xstrata Coal, "Baal Bone", Xstrata Coal website, accessed August 2010.

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