Peak Downs Mine

Peak Downs is a large open cut coking coal mine in Queensland located 31 km SSE of Moranbah.[1] Peak Downs is one of seven mines in Bowen Basin owned by the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance, Australia’s largest coal miner and exporter. Production at Peak Downs started in 1972.

Peak Downs Mine
Coal Handling and Preparation Plant
Peak Downs Mine
Location in Australia
Coordinates22°15′16″S 148°10′50″E
Production9,000,000 Tonnes / Year
OpenedApril 1972
CompanyBHP Mitsubishi Alliance

The Caval Ridge Coal Mine, which will be located adjacent to Peak Downs, will begin being constructed in 2011 and exporting by 2014. It is expected to process 2.5 million tons of coal each year from Peak Downs.[2]

The National Pollution Inventory revealed this mine was the biggest generator of airborne pollution in the country for the 2015-16 financial year.[3]

See also


  1. About BMA
  2. Esmarie Swanepoel (13 August 2010). "Queensland approves A$4bn BHP-Mitsubishi coal mine". Mining Weekly. Creamer Media. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  3. Cameron Atfield (15 April 2017). "Queensland mines top list of Australia's biggest coal dust polluters". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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