Berlins Creek mine

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Berlins Creek mine is an opencast sub-bituminous coal mine west of Inangahua on the West Coast of the South Island. The mine is owned by Heaphy Mining.

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Project Details

Location: West of Inangahua, 30 km inland from Westport on the West Coast. Part or all of the 217 ha mine is on Department of Conservation land. [1]
Coordinates: -41.879217,171.847270
Coalfield: Inangahua
Current owner: Heaphy Mining [2]
Status: Operating
Production capacity:
Estimated recoverable reserves:
Mining technique: Opencast
Type of coal: sub-bituminous
Solid fuel calorific value (gross) 24.20 MJ/kg (Range for NZ coal 15.25–31.95 MJ/kg) [3]
Market information:
Environmental and/or health & safety issues:

Articles and Resources


  1. Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, "Mining operations on Department of Conservation Land", accessed December 2012
  2. NZ Petroleum and Minerals, "Operating coal mines", accessed December 2012
  3. Ministry of Economic Development, "NZ Energy Data File", accessed December 2012

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