Glencore Bowen Basin mine to close in 2015
GLENCORE has announced that its Newlands Northern Underground Mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin will reach the end of its mine life in the fourth quarter of 2015.
As part of the process towards the mine's closure, development activities will cease at the end of June, following the establishment of the final longwall panel.
Completion of these development activities will result in the loss of about 50 jobs.
Production at them mine will continue until the final volumes of coal have been extracted from the remaining longwall panels.