LAKE VERMONT MINE
Selective mining at Lake Vermont Mine produces two coal products:-
The mine is open cut with Jellinbah Group appointing Thiess Mining as the operator of the mine.
A favourable strip ratio and generous seam thickness means that Lake Vermont Mine is a highly productive mine.
Overburden drilling and blasting is followed by conventional removal with truck and shovel and dozer push. Coal is then mined using the truck and excavator method and is processed in an 800 tonnes per hour coal preparation plant. Sampling and on-line ash analysis takes place during the processing.
The coal is then directed to product coal stockpiles. The product coal is loaded onto 7,500 tonne trains for despatch to the port. Lake Vermont is able to rail to either Gladstone Port or Darymple Bay Coal Terminal and Abbott Point Port on completion of the "Northern Missing Link" rail infrastructure.
After mining, careful reshaping and rehabilitation of the spoil dumps is conducted and the site recovered with top soil and seeded. The mine operates in full compliance with Queensland Government environmental procedures which control levels of noise, dust, water quality, overburden rehabilitation etc.
Extensive sampling and analysis before, during and after coal mining ensure correct quality for customers.
The mine is operating at 4.0Mtpa in line with market demand.
Lake Vermont Mine is held by the participants of the Lake Vermont Joint Venture (Jellinbah Group 70%, Marubeni Coal 10%, Sojitz Coal 10% and AMCI 10%).