Tasmanian coal is relatively high in ash content which makes it unsuitable for export, although it is satisfactory for local industry. Run-of-mine coal is raw coal that has been mined and not yet processed (washed and separated) by the mine’s washplant.
PRODUCTION OF FUEL MINERALS, Tasmania
|Coal (run of mine)|
Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.
Coal is produced by the Cornwall Coal Company out of three sites: the Duncan Colliery in the Fingal Valley; Cullenswood open cut, near St Marys; and Kimbolton Coal at Hamilton. Coal production for these mines totalled 504,674 tonnes in 2003-04. A total of 61 people were employed in mining, processing and administration, with a further 17 contractors employed in open-cut operations and raw coal transport.
CORNWALL COAL COMPANY - MINES - 2003-04
|- Duncan Colliery|
|- Cullenswood open cut |
|- Kimbolton Coal|
Source: Mineral Resources, Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.