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The Capcoal complex consists of the Grasstree longwall operation, the Aquila underground mine - currently under care and maintenance with approval underway to develop the operation as a future longwall mine - and the open cut operation "CapFox", which includes three open-cut mines: Lake Lindsay, Foxleigh and Oak Park located in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland. Owned 70% by Anglo American and 30% by Mitsui Coal Holdings Australia, together these mines produce quality hard coking coal for export steel markets. The majority of coal is mined from the German Creek Formation, which contains five coal seam intervals known as the German Creek, Corvus, Tieri, Aquila and Pleiades seams. Mining leases controlled by Capcoal cover 33,513 hectares.

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Grasstree is an underground longwall operation. Through a series of business optimisation projects we have recently lifted productivity at Grasstree to deliver world-leading longwall performance. Foxleigh was acquired by Anglo American in 2007 and came under CapFox management in early 2014. Foxleigh produces around 2 million tonnes per annum of pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal for the iron and steelmaking industry (2014 annual report figures). Foxleigh and surrounding tenements are the subject of ongoing exploration and feasibility studies, with Anglo American receiving approval for the Foxleigh Plains project in September 2014.

Capcoal plays an important role in the township of Middlemount supporting community events and assisting with the provision of important services. In 2008 and 2009, Capcoal completed a $2.6 million upgrade of shopping centre facilities and invested $25 million to upgrade 100 homes.

Capcoal factsheet

Foxleigh factsheet

Capcoal and Foxleigh community complaints form

Capcoal and Foxleigh SEAT Report 2011-2013


Callide mine in Central Queensland is an open-cut operation providing low sulphur, sub-bituminous thermal coal primarily for Queensland’s domestic power generation.

Callide consists of the Southern area of Dunn Creek, Trap Gully and The Hut pits. The fourth pit, Boundary Hill, is located 20 kilometres to the north-east. The mine uses both dragline and truck and shovel methods of overburden removal.

Anglo American is currently working towards securing approval for the Boundary Hill South project which, if approved, will be managed as part of the Callide operation. The existing Boundary Hill South operation has a limited life span with resources expected to be exhausted by 2016. The successful approval and construction of the Boundary Hill South project will allow the mine to continue to provide local employment opportunities for local business and maintain continuous coal supply to our existing customers.

Callide mine maintains a sustainable environment and exceeds the high standards expected by the community and regulators. The mine follows a customised, long-term plan for implementing and monitoring environmental management programmes through its Environmental Management Overview Strategy.

Callide factsheet
Callide community complaints form


Our operation in Dawson Central Queensland has been underway since 1960 and is made up of three operating pits; North, Central and South. First mined in 1961 for export coal to Japan, it was the first mine to introduce draglines into its operation in 1963.

Each year, Dawson mine produces coking, soft coking and thermal coal, using open cut and highwall mining methods. Coal is railed to Gladstone for export to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and India.

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A key feature of Dawson is the development of Cultural Heritage Agreements for Dawson North and South. These agreements have established a co-operative framework to help minimise impacts for areas covered by Native Title or Cultural Heritage guidelines at Dawson North, Central and South developments. At Dawson North and Central, we created a Cultural Heritage Investigation and Management Agreement in consultation with the Gangulu People, who are the Traditional Owners of the development area and custodial owners of the cultural heritage in the area. At Dawson South, Cultural Heritage Agreements have been agreed separately with Traditional Owners of the development area – the Gangulu and the Wulli Wulli people.

Dawson mine general location map
Dawson mine general location map
Dawson mine SEAT report 2012-2014
Dawson factsheet
Communtiy complaints form



Drayton is an open-cut thermal coal mine in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, which began operating in 1983 and currently produces around 3 Mt of thermal coal each year for export and domestic markets. The mine uses one dragline, excavators and a significant truck fleet and has approximately 500 employees.

The Hunter Valley is a unique region where a range of industries including mining, farming, horse breeding and wine growing have developed and prospered alongside each other for many years. Our Drayton mine has a 30-year history in the Hunter Valley, working closely with local stakeholders, communities and businesses to ensure we coexist with other industries and our neighbours.

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For more than 20 years, our team at Drayton has maintained a strong relationship with the local community. We host regular Community Consultative Committee meetings to work collaboratively with local council and other stakeholder groups, mine open days, mining expos and forums as part of many initiatives we implement to share information and build strong relationships with local people. Drayton also provides donations, sponsorship and in-kind support to local community organisations that provide a wide range of services to the community.

Drayton factsheet

Drayton environment

Drayton community complaints form


Moranbah north

Moranbah North is an underground longwall mine which began operating in 1998.

Moranbah North's hard coking coal is mined from the Goonyella Middle Seam mainly for export to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India Brazil and Europe.

Moranbah North is 88% owned by Anglo American, with the remaining 12% owned by joint venture partners. The mining operation employs more than 600 people, with Moranbah North estimated to have a mine life of 18 years (2014 Annual Report)

Operating the Moranbah North mine while constructing the Grosvenor longwall project, Anglo American is a major employer in the Moranbah region and as a result we have built a strong presence in the community. We intend to make a positive difference to the local township and we actively contribute to improving services and facilities in the area.

Moranbah North factsheet

Moranbah North community complaints form

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