coal mining in new zealand

Rotowaro » Bathurst Resources Ltd

The Rotowaro coalfield and opencast mine is the second largest opencast coal mine in New Zealand. The mine is located in the Rotowaro coal field, an area that has had a long history of both open cast and underground mining. It was first mined in 1915 after a branch railway and a bridge were established over the Waikato River.

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Pike River: Bodies spotted 11 years after New Zealand mine disaster

At least two sets of human remains have been pictured deep inside a New Zealand coal mine, more than a decade after a series of explosions killed 29 men there. Cameras also picked up what...

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Australia denies permission for coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

SYDNEY, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Australia's environment minister on Wednesday declined to grant permission for a new thermal coal project owned by mining magnate Clive Palmer near the Great Barrier Reef.

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New Zealand: Court action over Pike River mine disaster

Tom Peters. 6 minutes ago. Families of two of the 29 workers killed in the Pike River coal mine disaster in New Zealand have taken court action to obtain documents and information relating to the ...

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The coal rush | New Zealand Geographic

In Southland, Otago, Waikato and the West Coast—including at Spring Creek underground mine, north of Greymouth seen here—rivers of coal are flowing out of the ground to meet a burgeoning demand for New Zealand's most abundant fossil fuel. Written by Kennedy Warne Photographed by Kennedy Warne ISSUE 068 July - Aug 2004 Gannets Coal Rangitoto

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Production - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Mining methods in New Zealand Alluvial mining Alluvial mining is a method of mining where minerals that are mixed with sand or gravels are dug up and the desired mineral physically separated out from other rock, using filtering, magnetic, or gravity separation machines.

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Minerals permits - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Regional coal resources; Operating coal mine production figures Show/Hide sub-navigation. 2020 production figures; 2019 production figures; 2018 production figures; 2017 production figures; ... New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals issues permits to prospect, explore and mine minerals.

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Coal resources – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Government coal surveys and exploration by mining companies have established that New Zealand has an estimated 16 billion tonnes of in-ground coal. However, 80% of this is lignite in Otago and Southland. Of the balance, much of the easily won coal is gone.

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Coal price in New Zealand $159, steam coal, antracite 15.02.2023

The highest price for coal in New Zealand is %S What is coal use in New Zealand? Coal is classified into 4 main types (properties of coal: Calorific value, Moisture content, Fixed carbon content, Volatile matter): anthracite bituminous subbituminous lignite Coal price history in New Zealand Coal price %S Monthly Steam Coal 5,500 kcal, $/MT

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Coal versus Kiwis – DW – 05/23/2017

Coal mines on the west coast of New Zealand have toppled one after the other on the back of volatile coal prices, escalating production costs, and health and safety disasters.

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Coal and coal mining – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

There are coalfields in Northland, Waikato, Taranaki, the South Island's West Coast, Otago and Southland. Mining Europeans began mining coal in New Zealand in the 1840s. At first, men went underground and dug out the coal with picks and shovels. In the early 1900s men used explosives and compressed-air machines in mines to cut coal from the seam.

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Terrace mine - Global Energy Monitor

Terrace coal is supplied to domestic and industrial markets in the South island and is marketed by state-owned company Solid Energy. Project Details Owner: Crusader Coal Location: Three km southwest of Reefton on the West Coast Coordinates: -42.112988,171.869333 Coal field: Inangahua Status: Operational. Production: 50–70,000 tonnes per annum. [9]

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Pike River mine disaster - NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Preparing for coal mining Hydro-mining Hydromining machine sluicing coal At the planning stage, it had been agreed that coal would be extracted by a combination of coal-cutting machinery and hydro-mining — a system that uses a high-pressure water jet to carve out the coal seam and wash it downhill to storage facilities.

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Regional coal resources - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Regional coal resources Find out more about New Zealand's regional coal resources. Northland Waikato Taranaki region West Coast Canterbury region Otago region Southland South Island lignite resources Last updated: 19 January 2017 Find this helpful? Give us your feedback

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New Zealand disasters timeline - NZHistory

On 26 March an explosion at Brunner, West Coast, killed 65 coal miners in New Zealand's worst mining disaster. Find out about this and other mining accidents on Te Ara. 1900 Mōtū River accident On 5 August, 16 children and two adults were drowned after their canoe capsized as they crossed the Mōtū River.

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Coal resources – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

The bulk of New Zealand's coal resources are lignites in the south of the South Island. Over 7 billion tonnes of mineable lignite resources have been proven in Otago and Southland, enough to provide a significant proportion of New Zealand's energy needs for a long period if needed. ... Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining ...

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Escarpment Mine Project - Wikipedia

The Escarpment Mine Project is an opencast coal mine at the Mount Rochfort Conservation Area on the Denniston Plateau on the West Coast of New Zealand in the vicinity of the disused Escarpment Mine. Bathurst Resources Limited (through its subsidiary company Buller Coal Limited) intended to extract and export between one and four million tonnes of coal a year from open cast mining in an area of ...

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Forest & launches petition seeking end to new coal mines

Forest & launches petition seeking end to new coal mines | RNZ News New Zealand environment Forest & launches petition seeking end to new coal mines 6:42 pm on 26 June 2021 The government needs to consider how to stop new or expanded coal mines in New Zealand to keep climate warming to safe levels, Forest & says.

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Pike River mine disaster - NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Since coal mining began in New Zealand, there have been 211 recorded deaths from nine separate explosions, the most recent at the Pike River mine. Although the coal company's management believed that their mining methods, using modern technology, were both safer and more efficient than those used in the past, the explosion on 19 November 2010 ...

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History of minerals and coal - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Citation: Simon Nathan. 'Mining and underground resources - History of mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 13-Jul-12. Minerals mined today. By 1870 an impressive selection of metal ores had been discovered in New Zealand, but only three metals were successfully mined in 2005 – gold, silver and iron.

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Pike River: The 29 coal miners who never came home - BBC News

The Pike River mining disaster was a tragedy that shocked the world. Twenty-nine men who were in the New Zealand coal mine died when it collapsed in a series of explosions. The BBC's Phil...

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The miners' work – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Opencast mining involves removing overburden from the coal seam using motor scrapers or by blasting harder cover rocks. The debris is removed by heavy equipment, including draglines, shovels, bulldozers, front-end loaders and trucks. Opencast mining generally recovers 90% or more of the coal seam, compared with 25% to 75% from underground mining.

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The coal rush | New Zealand Geographic

Nowhere is this more evident than at Stockton opencast, inland from the town of Granity, north of Westport. Stockton is New Zealand's highest-producing coal mine, yielding 1.6 million tonnes in 2003. At any one time, ... According to one analysis of the New Zealand coal industry, in 1936 it took 4257 workers to produce 2.2 million tonnes of ...

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Bathurst Resources to close Canterbury coal mine in New Zealand

News February 11, 2021 Bathurst Resources to close Canterbury coal mine in New Zealand Coal mining company Bathurst Resources (BRL) will close its Canterbury Coal mine located 70km west of Christchurch in the South Island, New Zealand. The Canterbury Coal mine produces low sulphur coal for the local dairy industry. Credit: hangela from Pixabay.

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Mining jobs in New Zealand - 1,641 vacancies | Jora

Mining Driver - Kerikeri, Monday to Friday new AWF Group – Kerikeri, North Island $23 - $30 an hour Looking for Drivers and Machine Operators - with Class 2 and Wheels Tracks Rollers. What we offer: Pay negotiable based on your... 1 day ago Quarry Operator new Stevenson – Waikato District, North Island

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History of minerals and coal - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Minerals mined today By 1870 an impressive selection of metal ores had been discovered in New Zealand, but only three metals were successfully mined in 2005 – gold, silver and iron. The total value of mining output (excluding oil and gas) increased steadily after the Second World War, and exceeded $1 billion for the first time in 2004.

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Coal price in New Zealand $159, steam coal, antracite 15.02.2023

What is price of coal in New Zealand today? The price of coal in New Zealand today 15.02.2023: Anthracite coal, NZD/MT: 342; Coal 5,500 kcal, NZD/MT: 311; ... The coal mines of the UK include 6 branches - Kedrovsky, Mokhovsky, Bachatsky, Krasnobrodsky, Taldinsky, and Kaltansky coal mines, as well as the Baikaimskaya mine. ...

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The future of coal – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

In 2019 coal contributed about 6% of New Zealand's primary energy supply, mainly for steel making, food processing and a decreasing amount of electricity generation. It seems likely these proportions will increase. At times of low hydro and wind generation, non-renewable sources are used to help meet the gap between supply and demand.

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Annual minerals industry statistics and survey - New Zealand Petroleum ...

Coal is broken down by mining method, rank and region and industrial minerals are sorted by region and commodity. Metallic minerals produced are gold, silver and titanomagnetite ironsand. Rock, sand, and aggregate are produced for roading and construction and are vital for the development of New Zealand's infrastructure.

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New Zealand's main coalfields – Coal and coal mining - Te Ara

New Zealand's main coalfields Next The four major coal regions in New Zealand are Waikato, the West Coast, Otago and Southland. Click on each region for a more detailed map showing the coal deposits. Share this item Post to Pinterest Post to Facebook Post to Twitter Using this item Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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Mineral resources potential - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

New Zealand has extensive coal resources, mainly in the Waikato and Taranaki regions of the North Island and the West Coast, Otago and Southland regions of the South Island. It has been estimated that national in-ground resources of all coals are over 15 billion tonnes, of which 80 percent are South Island lignites.

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Stockton Mine - Wikipedia

The coal field is situated between 5 and 10 kilometres linear distance south west of Stockton. The southernmost part of the coal field is only 5 km away from the historic mining town of Denniston. The elevation of the coal field varies between 500 and 1100m above sea level.

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