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Mine: Yallourn
Commodity: Coal
Ownership: True Energy


The Yallourn coal mine is the second largest open cut coal mine in Australia. Opposite the Yallourn power station in the Latrobe Valley, the mine provides a secure and continuous source of fuel for power generation.

A new and innovative brown coal mining technique was introduced at the site which saw the traditional bucketwheel dredgers replaced by CAT D11R carry dozers pushing to feeder breakers. It is a less capital intensive method of mining which provides 100 per cent coal supply reliability.

Mine status
Operating – Yallourn mines around 18 million tonnes per annum of high moisture brown coal and is expected to continue until around 2032.



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