Rio Tinto Coal Australia operates the Blair Athol, Hail Creek, Kestrel and Clermont mines. We also manage Coal & Allied's operations in the Hunter Valley, Bengalla, Hunter Valley Operations and Mount Thorley Warkworth.
Blair Athol Mine, located 20 km north west of Clermont in central Queensland, supplies customers in Asia and Europe with up to 12 million tonnes of thermal coal per annum.
Hail Creek Mine, located 95 km south west of Mackay in central Queensland, supplies steel mills in Asia and Europe with up to 8 million tonnes of hard coking coal per annum.
Kestrel Mine, located 40 km north east of Emerald in central Queensland, is an underground operation supplying world markets with up to 4.2 million tonnes of coking and thermal coal per annum.
The Clermont Mine is Rio Tinto Coal Australia's newest coal mine, and is located 12 km north west of the township of Clermont in central Queensland. When the mine reaches full capacity it will produce up to 12.2 million tonnes of themal coal for international markets.