North Goonyella/Eaglefield Complex

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The North Goonyella/Eaglefield Complex is an Australian mining operation owned by Peabody Energy. The North Goonyella Mine, located 100 miles west of Mackay, Queensland, is a longwall underground operation that produces metallurgical coal. During 2008, the North Goonyella Mine sold 1.8 million tons of metallurgical coal.[1]

The Eaglefield Mine, located in Queensland, Australia, is a surface operation utilizing truck-and-shovel mining methods. It is adjacent to, and fulfills contract tonnages in conjunction with, the North Goonyella underground mine. Coal is mined by a contractor from reserves that Peabody controls. During 2008, the Eaglefield Mine sold 1.2 million tons of metallurgical coal through the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.[1]

The combined North Goonyella/Eaglefield operations have an estimated annual production capacity of 5 million tons (4.5 million tonnes). Coal from the Complex is exported through the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, a large coal exporting facility in Queensland, Australia, to a diverse range of steelmakers in Japan, India, and Europe. [2]


Mine Data

  • Owner: Peabody Energy
  • Parent company: Peabody Energy
  • Location: Queensland's Bowen Basin, Australia
  • GPS coordinates:
  • Production: 5 million tons (2008)
  • Type of coal: Metallurgical/Thermal
  • Mine type: Underground/Surface
  • Equipment: Truck, shovel, longwall
  • Number of employees:
  • Recoverable Reserves: 42 million tons

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Peabody Annual Report 10K through December 31, 2008" Edgar Online, Filed February 27, 2009
  2. "Queensland Operations" Peabody Energy Website, October 2009