Middlemount Coal Mine is an open-cut mine located approximately 90 kilometers north-east of Emerald and some 7 kilometers west of the township of Middlemount in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. The mine produces medium-volatile pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal and semi-hard coking coal for the export market. The coal mining in Middlemount strive to produce coal profitably without harming people or damaging their equipment and by protecting the environment and by providing a positive contribution to the communities within which they live and work. The Oaks Middlmount is located within close distance to the coal mining in Middlemount, this luxury hotel is one of the best hotels in Middlemount. Oaks Middlemount has spacious and elegant apartment complexes which are close by to all the important land marks in Middlemount, including the local shopping center, leisure and sorts centers, scenic Bundoora dam and the evergreen golf course. The hotel has a large, sparkling swimming pool, and a number of other leisure activities.
The mine produces medium-volatile pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal and semi-hard coking coal for the export market. Middlemount has contracted rail and port capacity through Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) and Abbot Point Port (APCT).Full scale operations at the open-cut mine commenced in November 2011. Production is expected to ramp up to approximately 3.8Mtpa of saleable production by the middle of 2014. With JORC compliant measured and indicated resources and proved and probable ROM reserves of some 123mt and 96mt respectively at mine startup the current mine life is estimated to be in excess of 24 years. Mining operations consist primarily of excavator and truck strip mining augmented by cast, doze and excavate. Beneficiation is performed in a 700tph single stage two product coal handling and preparation plant operated under contract by Sedgman.
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