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The Saraji mine is an open cut coal mine which produces over 8 million tonnes of coking coal a year. The mine is located 24km south of the Peak Downs mine in the Bowen Basin in Queensland. Coal from the project is exported via the coal loaders at Hay Point, 213km to the south west of the mine. Production from the mine began in late 1972.
The mine is owned and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), a 50:50 joint venture between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi Development. (BMA also operates the Peak Downs mine, Goonyella Riverside mine, Norwich Park mine, Blackwater mine, the Gregory Crinum mine as well as the Hay Point Coal Terminal.
Articles and resources
- BHP Billiton, "About BMA", BHP Billiton website, accessed June 2010.