Oaky Creek Coal is located between the mining towns of Tieri and Middlemount in Central Queensland.
The mine has two underground operations and a coal preparation plant.
The underground operations are modern, state-of-the art longwall operations with associated development works.
Oaky Creek Coal produces two premium quality, medium volatile coking coals, one of the most sought after Bowen Basin coking coals.
Coal is exported through eastern seaports in Mackay and Gladstone to Japan, Asia, Europe, North Africa and South America.
Oaky Creek Coal is a joint venture between Glencore (55%), Sumisho Coal Australia P/L (25%), Itochu Coal Resources Australia P/L (10%) and ICRA OC P/L (10%).
Brief history of the operation
The Oaky Creek Coal mining operation commenced open cut dragline operations in 1982 with saleable coal being produced in December 1983. Underground mining commenced in July 1989 with longwall operations established at Oaky No. 1 Mine in 1990.
Development work for a second underground longwall mine commenced at Oaky North Mine in 1995 and longwall coal was first produced in February 1999.
Open cut operations ceased in December 2006.