Galilee Basin coal to be exported from an expanded Abbot Point port in 2016 following Federal government approvals being granted.
Government approval will finally allow the mining of billions of tonnes of high quality, thermal coal from the Galilee Basin in Queensland.
The Waratah Coal – Alpha North Project in Queensland has received approval allowing it to begin engineering work in 2014 and to start exporting in 2016.
Alpha West thermal coal from the Galilee Basin in Queensland has the ability to lower greenhouse gas emissions from coal fired power stations.
The CuestaCoal Amberley coal project is located near the Ebenezer mine site in the Clarence Moreton Basin near Ipswich in Queensland.
The Aquila underground coal mine in central Queensland's Bowen Basin is to be commissioned in 2017 as a longwall mining operation.
Development of the Argyle Kenya coal seam gas field in Quensland began in 2006 with the first commercial gas being supplied from the project in 2007.
The Arrow LNG Plant on Curtis Island in Queensland has now received both Federal and State Government approval to continue the projects development.
The Arrow Surat Gas Project in South West Queensland has received Australian Federal Government approval to expand its existing coal seam gas operations.
The Queensland, Australia Pacific LNG Project is a coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project being undertaken by Australia Pacific LNG.
The troubled Baal Gammon mine near Herberton in Queensland's Tablelands could have a future under Chinese miner Snow Peak through Consolidated Tin.
The Balcooma Mine in Queensland has been sold to Snow Peak Mining and its subsidiary Consolidated Tin after going into administration in 2012.
Coal mined at the Baralaba open pit mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin is exported from the port at Gladstone to steel mills in Asia.
The Bauxite Hills Project on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland is hoping to take advantage of an expected increase in the demand for Alumina.
The Berwyndale South coal seam gas field, 32 kilometres south west of Chinchilla in Queensland, has been producing commercial quantities of gas since 2006.
The Black Star open pit mine at Mt Isa in northern Queensland, that is owned by Glencore Xstrata, began production in 2005 and has a life of mine to 2016.
The Blackwater coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin, one of the largest open cut coal mines in Australia, produces 14 million tonnes of coal annually.
On Friday November 23, 2012, the excavators were switched off, trucks parked in line and the gates were closed. The Blair Athol Mine in Queensland was no more.
The Bluff coal mining project that is located 20 kilometres east of Blackwater in Queensland's Bowen Basin is getting closer to the production stage.
The Boundary Hill South open pit coal mine extension, 20 kilometres north of Biloela in Queensland ,will give the mine a life of 18 more years.
The Boyne Island smelter, south of Gladstone in Queensland, is the largest aluminium smelter in Australia, it produces 570,000 tonnes of aluminium a year.
Extensions at the BMA owned Broadmeadows underground coal mine, 25 kilometres north of Moranbah in Queensland, has extended its mine life by 21 years.
The Bulwer Island oil refinery in Brisbane was originally built in 1965 by Amoco but acquired by BP on 1984. It directly employs around 340 personnel.
The Burton open cut coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland, that stretches over 35 kilometres, has a life of mine due to expire in 2016.
The Byerwen coal mining project in Queensland's central highlands has now received all the approvals required before being awarded a mining lease.
The Callide coal mine in Queensland that produces coal for the Callide Power Station, is fully owned by Anglo American and remains for sale to a suitable buyer.
The Cannington silver and lead mine in North West Queensland is a fly in fly out mining and processing operation 200 kilometres from Mt Isa owned by South32.
Cape Flattery mine in Queensland is the largest silica sand mine in the world and has the highest proportion of indigenous workers than any mine in Australia.
The Carborough Downs underground coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of NSW produces semi hard, hard and PCI coal for international steel makers.
The Carmichael mine, rail and port project includes the construction of the largest thermal coal mine in Australia.
BMA's new Caval Ridge open cut coal mine, that is currently under construction with Bechtel, is located in Queensland's Bowen Basin, south west of Moranbah.
The Century mine in northern Queensland is in a transitionary period as it is being prepared to cease production in 2016 as reserves become exhausted.
Charters Towers underground gold mine is sited within the regional centre of Charters Towers in Queensland's north east 128 kilometres from Townsville.
The China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin of Queensland will produce around 60 million tonnes of thermal coal a year for 40 years.
The Clermont mine, near Clermont in Central Queensland, began production in 2010 to supply thermal coal for the export market over the next 17 years.
The Collinsville coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland is part of the NCA Joint Venture partnership, majority owned by GlencoreXstrata.
The Commodore coal mine, in the Surat Basin, 200 kilometres west of Brisbane, was one of the first open pit coal mines in the world to totally use biodiesel fuel.
The Cook Colliery was acquired by Caledon Resources from Xstrata in 2006, since then it has been mined under an innovative new underground mining technology.
Coonarr Creek silica sand from Bundaberg in Queensland is a niche product supplying sand suitable for use in the Queensland and NSW swimming pool market.
The Coppabella open cut coal mine produces PCI (pulverised coal injection) coal that is transported to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal for export.
The Cows open cut coal mine in Queensland is part of QCoal Group's northern hub that includes other mines such as the Sonoma, Jax and Drake mines.
The Cracow Mine in Queensland has given an old gold mining ghost town the chance of resurrection thanks to the discovery of vast underground deposits.
The Crinum underground coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin was developed in 1997 as a replacement mine for the ailing Gregory open cut mine nearby.
The Curragh Open Cut Coal Mine, in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland, is a residential mine located near the town of Blackwater, two hours from Rockhampton.
Queensland's Bowen Basin Curragh North to Curragh 20 kilometre long overland coal conveyor, is the longest single flight conveyor in the world.
The Daandine coal bed methane gas field in Queensland initially supplied CS Energy before the Daandine power station became operational in December 2006.
The official opening of the BMA operated Daunia open cut coal mine, in the Bowen Basin Region of Central Queensland, took place on September 4, 2013.
The Dawson open cut black coal mine in the Southern Bowen Basin Region of Central Queensland consists of three pits; South, Central and North.
The Dawson South coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland has had its environmental impact statement approved for the development of Stage Two.
The Dawson Valley coal seam gas field in Queenslands Bowen Basin is now known as Meridian SeamGas and owned by Westside and Mitsui E&P Australia.
The creation of the northern hub by QCoal has allowed the Drake open cut coal mine in central Queensland to be fast tracked.
The Dry River South Mine in the Queensland Central Region has passed hands from its former owner Kagara Limited to Chinese company Snow Peak Mining Pty Ltd.
Incitec Pivot mines phosphate at the Duchess mine at Phosphate Hill Queensland for the production of fertiliser used in the Australian agriculture industry.
MMG delays development of the Dugald River zinc, lead and silver mine in Queensland while it considers alternative mining methods.
The new Eagle Downs underground coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland is expected to produce eight million tonnes of coking coal a year.
Eagle field open cut coal mine is on Peabody Coal's North Goonyella mine lease producing high quality coking coal
The East End open cut mine, Australia's largest limestine mining operation, located 24 kilometres from Gladstone in Queensland, is applying for an extension.
The East Wandoan coal project, on the eastern edge of the Bowen Basin in Queensland, is being progressed by Chinese backed new coal miner CuestaCoal.
Eastern Creek mining extensions will allow the Newlands mine to continue operating at the current rate until 2042 with the same workforce and infrastructure
The Cuesta Coal Eastern Galilee coal project, also known as the Yellow Jacket Project, is located between Charters Towers and Hughenden in Queensland.
Eidsvold Siltstone, established in Queensland in 2000, produces stone that has achieved international acclaim because of its exotic cross flow texture.
The Elimatta open cut thermal coal project is to be developed near the town of Taroom in southern Queensland by New Hope Group.
The Ely Alcan Queensland Pty Ltd agreement at the Weipa bauxite mine is due to expire in 2041 but an option will give it a further 21 years extension.
The Idemitsu, Japanese owned, Ensham open cut coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin, has, as its claim to fame, the worlds second largest drag line.
The Ernest Henry mine at Cloncurry is named after 1886 explorer and prospector of the same name, who, with property owner Roger Sheaffe, discovered the rich orebody.
The Fairview coal bed methane gas field in Queensland is the largest producing coal seam gas field in Australia and part of the wider Comet Ridge Project.
Foxleigh, an open pit coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland, that was acquired by Anglo American in February 2008, employs around 250 personnel.
The George Fisher Mine at Mount Isa in Northern Queensland is a major participant of Mount Isa Mines (MIM) that is owned by global miner GlencoreXstrata.
The German Creek coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin, that is operated by Capcoal, is part of a group of two open cut and two underground mines.
German Creek East, that has extend southward to include Oak Park, is operated by Capcoal on behalf majority owner Anglo American Coal.
The Cement Australia Gladstone Cement works in Central Queensland is Australia's largest cement plant as well as being the country's most efficient.
The Gladstone LNG facility on Curtis Island, will be capable of supplying 10 million tonnes of LNG for the export market annually.
The Goondicum mine in Central Queensland is currently closed owing to a fall in the price of ilmenite while the mine was being commissioned in June 2013.
The Goonyella open cut black coal mine near Moranbah in Queensland is well known for its production of coking coal that is ideal for steel making.
The Grasstree underground coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin, that began production in 2002, produced its first long wall coal product in 2006.
The Gregory Crinum black coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland is experiencing a worrying future as owners BMA consider its sale prospects.
The Grosvenor underground coal mine being constructed in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland at Moranbah will begin production in 2016.
The Grosvenor West open cut coal mining project in Queensland, planned to come online in 2015, has acquired a new owner, China owned,Wealth Mining Pty Ltd.
The Gumigil chrysoprase mine 90 kilometres from Rockhampton in Central Queensland is owned and operated by Hong Kong based company, Gumigil Pty Ltd.
The Hail Creek coal mine in Central Queensland that was hit hard by severe monsoonal rain in 2010 and Cyclone Yasi in 2011 is back on track.
The Herberton tin project in north Queensland could once again flourish as a major tin mine if things work out for Perth based Monto Minerals Limited.
The Isaac Plains coal mine, in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland, is a 50/50 joint venture between Brazillian company Vale and Japanese based Sumitomo.
The Jeebrobilly coal mine ceased operations in February 2007 after a production life of 25 years. It reopened in 2008 when the price of export coal rose.
The Jellinbah East coal mine in Queensland is part of the Jellinbah East Joint Venture that consists of Jellinbah Group, Marubeni Coal and Sojitz Coal.
The Kenya Water Treatment Plant, at Chinchilla in Queensland, is Australia's first supplier of drinking water derived from a coal seam gas source.
The Kestrel underground coal mine extension in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland got underway in 2013. It will extent the life of mine by 20 years.
The Kevins Corner coal mining project in the Galilee Basin of Queensland is still being proposed by GVK although it has been delayed until 2018.
The CS Energy Kogan Creek coal mine in Queensland began its 11 year life of mine in 2006 to specifically provide coal to the Kogan Creek Power Station.
The first gas from the Kogan North gas field in the Surat Basin of Queensland was sold to CS Energy on January 23, 2006.
The Kunwarara magnesite mine near Parkhurst in Queensland, commenced production in 1991, is now owned by global company Sibelco.
The Lady Annie open pit copper mine in Queensland uses solvent extraction with heap leach and electro winning methods to produce A Grade copper cathodes.
The first zinc, lead and silver ore was trucked into Mt Isa for processing from the Lady Loretta mine in north west Queensland, in September 2012.
When the Girrah coal deposit at German Creek in the Bowen Basin was acquired by Anglo Coal in 2003 it marked the start of the Lake Lindsay Project.
The Lake Vermont coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland is a joint venture between the Jellinbah Group, Marubeni Coal, Sojitz Coal and AMCI.
The Lytton Oil Refinery supplies up to 60 percent of Queensland's total fuel requirements by refining up to 109,000 barrels of crude oil each day.
The Mammoth underground copper mine in Queensland was placed on care and maintenance in 2009. Now re commissioned it is once again a top copper producer.
The Mantuan Downs bentonite mine is located in Central Queensland west of the town of Springsure and 78 kilometres south of the town of Alpha.
Gypsum from the Mayne River Mine in south west Queensland is often transported to Winton at night to avoid the heat of the day and the annoying flies.
State owned enterprise Stanwell purchased the Meandu Coal Mine in 2011 to secure a long term supply of coal to the Tarong and Tarong North power stations.
Queensland coal mine, Middlemount, once a jewell in the Tinkler crown, is currently operated as a joint venture operation involving Peabody and Yancoal.
The miles Bentonite Quarry Extracts Bentonite in open cut quarry
The Millennium coal mine, 170 kilometres west of Mackay in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland, is owned and operated by Peabody Energy Australia.
Queensland's Minerva Mine owner, Sojitz Coal Mining Pty Ltd, is the one and only Japanese trading house directly operating a coal mine in Australia.
The Minyango coal mining project in Queensland is owned by Chinese company Guangdong Rising Assets Management through its subsidiary Caledon Resources.
The Montrose coal deposit between Rockhampton and Mackay in Queensland is being assessed by CuestaCoal for its thermal and coking coal export potential.
The Moorlands coal project in Queensland's Bowen Basin will be CuestaCoal's first coal mine to become operable in Australia when completed in 2016.
Moorvale open cut coal mine in Queensland is owned by Peabody with its strip/terrace mining operations handled by Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd.
The Moranbah Gas Project in Queensland's Bowen Basin, 170 kilometres west of Mackay, is one of the largest operational coal seam gas projects in the country.
The Moranbah North underground black coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland mines the Goonyella Middle Seam 200 metres below the surface.
The Moranbah South underground coal mining project in Queensland, currently on hold, could employ up to 1,300 workers when operational.
The Mount Hay ancient volcano, near Rockhampton in Queensland, has left behind curious volcanic formations such as spherulitic rhyolite and thundereggs.
The open pit Mount Rawdon gold mine in Queensland is owned and operated by Evolution Mining Limited, a mid tier Australian gold producer.
The now defunct Ravenwood gold mine in Queensland lives on through production sourced from the Mount Wright underground mine 10 kilometres to its north.
The Mt Carbine tungsten mine in far north Queenland has received final approval for the construction of its hard rock stockpile processing facility.
The Mt Carlton mine located near Townsville in Queensland, that is owned and operated by Evolution Mining, began commercial production in July 2013.
The Mount Cuthbert Mine in Queensland remains on care and maintenance while it awaits sale to an undisclosed buyer due for finalisation in March 2013
The Mount Garnet mining operation in North Queensland is given hope of survival after being acquired by Snow Peak International from the collapsed Kagara.
Mining operations have been suspended at the Indian owned Mount Gordon copper mine in Queensland that has been placed on sale by Aditya Birla Minerals.
Mount Isa (Cu orebodies) involve two underground copper mines, the X41 and Enterprise, they produce 6.2 million tonnes of copper ore a year.
The Mount Isa silver, zinc, lead and copper mine in North West Queensland is part of the giant Glencore Xstrata global mining company.
Mount Moss, an iron ore mine, at Ewan, in Queensland, is fully owned by Curtain Brothers who purchased it in 2005 off Jervois Mining NL.
The Mt Windsor base metals project in northern Queensland comprises several mining tenements south of Charters Towers that are highly prospective.
The troubled Mungana base metal mine in North Queensland currently remains in voluntary administration while its future is being decided.
The Mungi coal bed methane gas field in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland, that commenced operations in 2004, is now owned by PetroChina Australia.
The New Acland mine that is located near Oakey in Queensland began production in 2002 and is currently producing five million tonnes of coal annually.
The New Lenton coal mining project is currently at the Environmental Impact Assessment stage and on the way for a 2016 start on construction.
The New Oakleigh coal mine near Rosewood in Queensland ceased all mining activity on Friday January 25, 2013, after 65 years of continual operation.
Proposed extensions to the Newlands coal mine in Queensland will extend the life of the mine to 2038 with the retention of equipment and the current workforce.
The North Goonyella – Eaglefield coal mining operation comprises an underground and open pit mine 50 kilometres from Glenden in Central Queensland.
Sand mining on North Stradbroke Island is scheduled to cease by 2027 when about 80 percent of the area previously mined will become a national park.
The Norton gold mine, 100 kilometres south of Gladstone in Queensland, currently on care and maintenance, has been acquired by Mantle Mining Corporation.
Norwich Park open cut coking coal mine near Dysart in the Bowen Basin in Queensland could reopen in 2015 after being closed in 2012 because of high costs and low coal prices.
Glencore Xstrata have cut 150 jobs from the Oaky Creek underground mine in the Bowen Basin of Central Queensland as mining costs rise and coal prices fall.
The Osborne copper and gold mine in Queensland is now owned by Shanxi Donghhui Coal Coking and Chemicals Group Co. Limited of China.
Gold production at the Pajingo Mine for 2011/12 totalled 75,747 ounces. This was attributed to Evolution's capital investment and re tooling initiatives.
The owner of the Peak Downs coal mine in Queensland, BMA, has changed its operating contractor from Leighton Holdings, to Perth based company HSE Mining.
The Poitrel open cut coal mine near Moranbah in Queensland's Bowen Basin, that began production in 2006, is one of BMA's most recent mining developments.
QCLNG (Queensland Curtis LNG) is one of the biggest capital infrastructure projects ever to be undertaken in Australia.
Ravenswood gold plant processes five million tonnes of ore a year from the Sarsfield and Nolans pits and the Mount Wright underground mine.
The new Rocklands Group Copper Project ore processing plant is one of the best in the world.
Rolleston is the latest Glencore Xstrata coal mine to be opened in Australia. It is located in Queensland's Bowen Basin 16 kilometres from Rolleston.
BMA award pre stripping contract at the Saraji open cut coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland to Perth based mining contractor HSE Mining.
Resolute Mining Limited is still planning to recommence mining of the Sarsfield open pit gold mine in north east Queensland when the world gold price improves.
Drilling of the Scotia coal bed methane gas field in Queensland, wholly owned by Santos, first took place in 1996 with gas production commencing in 2002.
The Sellheim Gold Project in Queensland has been sold to a private consortium that has entered into a joint venture agreement with Silver City Minerals.
Gulf Alumina acquired 100 percent of the Skardon River tenement in 2011 from its koalin mining joint partner to develop the mining of bauxite at the site
The Sonoma mine in Queensland was established in 2007, its first export shipment made in early 2008 and it produces 4 million tonnes of coal products a year.
The South Aurukun bauxite tenements on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland are held by Gulf Alumina.
Despite Rio Tinto placing its South of Embley bauxite project in Cape York, Queensland, on hold for 18 months it still considers it a 'good project.'
The South Ulam quarry near Bajool in Queensland hosts a large deposit of white calcite that is purchased as stonedust for use in Queensland coal mines.
The BMC owned South Walker Creek open cut coal mine in the Bowen Basin Region of Queensland changed contractors from Thiess to HSE in February 2013.
The Spring Gully Coal Seam Gas Field in Queensland is Part of the Giant Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project.
The Springsure Creek coal mining project in Queensland's Bowen Basin is scheduled to begin production in 2015 with a life of mine of 40 years.
The Stratheden coal seam gas field is located in the Surat Basin in south east Queensland, near Dalby, it produced its first commercial gas in July 2009.
The Stuart oil shale resource near Gladstone in Queensland is where QER are developing a plant capable of commercial scale production of high quality fuel.
The Suttor Creek open cut coal mine is part of the Newlands mining operations that has undergone considerable extension to maintain coal its production level.
The Tartana copper mine is an old but small mining operation situated north west of Chillagoe in north Queensland.
The Tipton West coal seam gas project in Queensland is to be expanded as part of the greater Arrow Surat Gas Project being undertaken by Arrow Energy.
The Twin Hills silver mine near Texas in south east Queensland has been given a fresh start with its owners re capitalising and changing its name to Alcyone Resources Limited.
The Vera Nancy gold bearing orebodies are part of the Pajingo gold field located near Charters Towers in North Queensland.
The Weipa bauxite mine on the western side of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland is both owned and operated by Rio Tinto Alcan.
The West Emerald project is located 25 km north west the the Queensland Bowen Basin town of Emerald, adjacent to the Valeria and Taroborah coal deposits.
WICET, the first industry owned and privately funded project of such size in the history of Queensland, will be exporting coal in 2015.
Peabody Energy's Wilkie Creek coal mine in Queensland's Surat Basin has been laying off workers to keep the mine viable during a downturn in world coal prices.
The Yabulu nickel refinery near Townsville in Queensland had put more than 75 million tonnes of imported ore through the Townsville port by April, 2013.
Yarrabee coal mine produces both thermal and low volatile PCI coal for export to steel makers, power producers and heavy industry throughout the world.
The Rio Tinto Alcan expansion project at Yarwun, in Queensland, when completed in 2012, doubled its alumina production to 3.4 million tonnes a year.