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The Blackwater coal mine is a coal mine located in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, south of the town of Blackwater in the suburb of Stewarton. The mine has coal reserves amounting to 877 million tonnes of coking coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Australia and the world. It is owned by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance and has an annual production capacity of 13 million tonnes of coal.[1]

Blackwater coal mine
ProductsCoking coal
CompanyBHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
External video
Coal Blasting in 2008

The mine won the 2006 Mine of the Year award at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards.[2]


The mine was established by the Utah Development Company in 1967.[3] Mining operations at South Blackwater mine were incorporated into Blackwater coal mine in late 2000.[3] In 2007, a new coal handling preparation allowed for a significant increase in production.[2]

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  1. ^ "Bowen Basin coal mines". 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Australian Mine of the Year category". Australian Mining. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Coal Mining in Blackwater". Blackwater International Coal Centre. Retrieved 29 July 2013.[permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 23°41′21″S 148°48′01″E / 23.689293°S 148.80031°E / -23.689293; 148.80031