Chain Valley Mine

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Australiacoal}} Chain Valley Mine is an underground mine located on the southern shore of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. Chain Valley produces thermal coal, which is sold both to local power authorities and to export customers through the Port of Newcastle. During 2008, the Chain Valley Mine sold 0.5 million tons of thermal coal.[1]

Operating at capacity, the mine can produce up to 1 million tons (0.91 million tonnes) of thermal coal annually. The mine's coal is screened, crushed, and sized to meet the specifications of export customers and the neighboring Delta Electricity Vales Point power station.[2]

Until December 2009 Peabody Energy Australia owned 80% of the Chain Valley Mine. In December 2009 the mine was sold to LDO Coal.[3]

Mine Data

  • Owner: LDO Coal
  • Parent company: LDO Coal
  • Location: New South Wales, Australia
  • GPS coordinates:
  • Production: 0.5 million tons (2008)
  • Type of coal: Thermal
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:
  • Recoverable Reserves: 17 million tons

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  1. "Peabody Annual Report 10K through December 31, 2008" Edgar Online, Filed February 27, 2009
  2. "New South Wales Operations" Peabody Energy Website, October 2009
  3. "Welcome to the Chain Valley Coal Project Community Consultation", Chain Valley Coal Project website, July 17, 2009.