Coronado’s active Australian Operations comprise the Curragh Mine complex (Curragh). Our Australian operations are located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, one of the world’s largest coal basins and Australia’s largest source of metallurgical coal.
Our Curragh complex is located in the Bowen Basin, approximately 10 km north of Blackwater in central Queensland. Curragh produces a variety of high quality low-ash metallurgical coal products which are exported globally to a diverse customer base of leading steelmakers.
Curragh also produces thermal coal, which is primarily sold domestically under a long-term contract to Stanwell, a Queensland government owned entity and the operator of the Stanwell Power Station.
Curragh has been operating since 1983 and in 2017 was the sixth largest metallurgical coal mine in Australia by metallurgical coal production.
Curragh is an opencast bituminous coal mining and processing operation consisting of two distinct areas, Curragh North and Curragh Main. Mining is carried out at Curragh using open cut mining methods typical of the Bowen Basin comprising a mix of dragline and truck/shovel and high wall mining operations.