Oaky Creek Coal

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Australiacoal}}Oaky Creek Coal is an underground coal mine is located between the mining towns of Tieri and Middlemount in Central Queensland. The mine comprises two underground longwall mining operations and a coal preparation plant with the coal exported via the ports in Mackay and Gladstone.[1]

On its website Xstrata Coal states that the mine produces "two premium quality medium volatile coking coals, differentiated on coking properties, for export to Japan, Asia, Europe, North Africa and South America. The difference between the two products is attributed to changes in the coal seam within the OCC mine lease. Coal is transported by rail to Dalrymple Bay (297km) and Gladstone (394km) for export by ship. The remaining mine life for OCC is approximately 32 years."[1]


On its website Xstrata Coal states that the Oakey Creek Coal mine is a "joint venture between Xstrata Coal Queensland Pty Limited (55%), Sumisho Coal Australia Pty Limited (25%), Itochu Coal Resources Australia Pty Limited (15%) and ICRA OC Pty Limited (10%)."[1]


On its website Xstrata Coal states that the "OCC mining operation commenced open cut dragline operations in 1982 with saleable coal being produced in December 1983. Underground mining commenced in July 1989 with longwall operations being established at Oaky No. 1 Mine in 1990. Development work for a second underground longwall mine commenced at Oaky North Mine in 1995 and longwall coal was first produced in February 1999. The open cut operations ceased in December 2006."[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Xstrata Coal, "Oaky Creek", Xstrata Coal website, accessed August 2010.

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