1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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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

Units
2002-03
2003-04

Coal (run of mine)
tonnes
545,978
481,914
Coal (washed)
tonnes
359,801
349,283


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

Units

Production,
- Duncan Colliery
tonnes
436,736
- Cullenswood open cut
tonnes
15,192
- Kimbolton Coal
- Total
tonnes
tonnes
52,746
504,674
Employment
- Employees
no.
61
- Contractors
no.
17
- Total
no.
78
Capital expenditure
$m
2.9

Source: Mineral Resources, Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.



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