Drake Mine

  • Bowen Basin,
  • Open Cut
  • Hard Coking
  • 390 Jobs

Showcasing Queensland’s rich coal resources

At Drake Mine, located a short 17 kilometres south of Collinsville in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, our operations currently produce up to six million tonnes of coking and thermal coal products each year. Each batch showcases our commitment to quality and efficiency and the rich resources of Queensland.

As with all our coal produced in the Northern Hub, Drake Mine coal is processed using the existing infrastructure at QCoal’s nearby Sonoma Mine. We process our coal with care and deliver it via railway to the Abbot Point Coal Terminal for export to each of our global customers.

Our goal is to ensure that every tonne of coal not only meets but exceeds the rigorous demands of the export markets. Our operations are designed to propel our coal and our communities towards a thriving future.

Quick facts

  • Location: 17 km south of the community of Collinsville in the Bowen Basin in Queensland
  • Method: Open cut
  • Product: Hard coking coal
  • Production: Operated as part of the Northern Hub
  • Jobs: Approximately 390
  • First coal: 2014
  • Initial term of mining lease: 30 years (until 2044)
  • Status: Operating
  • Traditional owners: Birriah People
  • Local government area: Whitsunday Regional Council