January 2020
Volume 72    Issue 1

Solid bowl centrifuge technology makes tailings dams redundant

Mining Engineering , 2020, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 31-31
Chinchankar, Amol; Li, Sunny


A member of the Bloomfield Group of Companies, Rix’s Creek South is an opencut mining operation that produces thermal coal and high-quality, semisoft coking coal for overseas customers.

Located 5 km (3.1 miles) northwest of Singleton in New South Wales, Australia, it is based in the heart of the Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s largest coal-mining regions.

Rix’s Creek South produces an estimated 2.58 Mt/a (2.84 million stpy) of raw coal and 1.49 Mt/a (1.64 million stpy) of saleable thermal and semisoft coking coal for use in the steel and power industries. 

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