Cook Colliery is located approximately 27 kilometres south of Blackwater in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Cook Colliery was added to QCoal’s portfolio following its acquisition from Bounty Mining in 2020. The underground metallurgical mine had been in care and maintenance since December 2019 until its return to operational status in February 2022.
Mastermyne were appointed as the Coal Mine Operator (CMO) of the mine site and recommenced coal production in March 2022. The CMO contracted term will see Mastermyne produce circa. 6.3 million tonnes of ROM Coal over six years.
The mine site has a long history through both longwall but more predominantly bord pillar mining methods since the 1970’s. Cook Colliery will reconvene its transitioning to place change mining method started prior to QCoal’s acquisition.
Cook Colliery produces an attractive coking coal product, with high Fluidity, medium volatile and low sulphur content together with a high-quality thermal coal by-product.
The Cook Colliery CHPP consists of ancillary surface conveyors and ROM coal stockpile, private haul road for ROM coal, coal preparation plant, product stockpiles, train loader and reject disposal sites. The modules produce two products, a primary hard coking product and a thermal product.
The coal produced by Cook Colliery is railed to Gladstone Port for export.
locationBowen Basin, Queensland. 27km South of Blackwater
methodUnderground — bord and pillar extraction
producthard coking and thermal coal
production1.2 Million Tonne per year
jobsUp to 220 total
first coalApril 2022