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Goonyella Riverside Coal Mine

Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia
Goonyella Riverside Coal Mine is a large open cut coking coal mine situated 30 kilometres north of Moranbah in Central Queensland's Bowen Basin. 

The mine is owned by the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and produces high quality metallurgical coal from the Permian-aged Moranbah Coal Measures - Goonyella Upper Seam, Goonyella Middle Seam, and  Goonyella Lower Seam.

Coal is exported by the Goonyella railway line to Hay Point to markets worldwide.
Project Snapshot
Project Name
Goonyella Riverside Coal Mine
Project Type
Operating Mine
Commodity Group
Mine Type
Surface Mine
Mining Method
Dragline ● Truck & Excavator
Project Location
30 km north of Moranbah in Queensland, Australia
Geology & Mining
Mining Region
Bowen Basin
Coal Measures
Moranbah Coal Measures
Coal Type
Metallurgical Coal
Deposit Type
Contractors & Consultants
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