Caval Ridge Coal Mine

Location
Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia
Overview

Caval Ridge Coal Mine is an open cut mine located approximately 17 km south of Moranbah and 170 km southwest of Mackay in Central Queensland's Bowen Basin.

Caval Ridge is owned and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and mines high quality metallurgical coal from the Permian-aged Moranbah Coal Measures using a combination of dragline and truck & excavator mining methods. Current production is on the order of 5.5 Mtpa.

 
Project Snapshot
Project Name
Caval Ridge Coal Mine
Project Type
Mine
Stage/Status
Operating Mine
Commodity
Coal
Commodity Group
Coal
Mine Type
Surface Mine
Mining Method
Dragline ● Truck & Excavator
Owner
BMA
Operator/Contractor
Thiess
Location
Project Location
17km south of Moranbah and 170km southwest of Mackay in Queensland, Australia
State/Province
Queensland
Country
Australia
Region
Oceania
Geology & Mining
Mining Region
Bowen Basin
Coal Measures
Moranbah Coal Measures
Coal Type
Metallurgical Coal
Deposit Type
Sedimentary
Contractors & Consultants
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With our head office in Belmont, Western Australia and our East coast operations also supported by our branch office in Brisbane, Queensland, we are able to service any region across Australia.
Thiess is the world's largest mining services provider. Our expertise spans most of the world's commodities including metallurgical and thermal coal, iron ore, copper, nickel, gold, diamonds and oil sands. We offer the widest range of in-house surface mining capabilities and critical underground mining services. From fully resourced, end-to-end solutions, ... Moreto targeted services, to supporting clients' in-house teams, our focus is on flexibility. Our services cover all core stages of the mining lifecycle including:

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