Canterbury Coal mine

Canterbury Coal

Operating 70 kilometres west of Christchurch, our Canterbury Coal mine produces low sulphur coal primarily fueling the local dairy industry.

Production from the mine has grown from 100,000 tonnes a year to 150,000 tonnes forecast for FY19.

Coal demand in the Canterbury area has increased with growth in the dairy and food processing industries. The proximity of the mine to these markets offers a real freight advantage and helps us meet the growing demand. 

Significant investment was made in FY18 in water quality management to ensure environmental compliance, and upgrades to the mine fleet to move away from high rental costs.  

Marketable reserves have stayed consistent with further drilling in FY18 mostly offsetting coal mined. The Albury permit is now showing on our resources table 1 and allows potential future expansion of coal mining in the Canterbury area. 


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Canterbury Coal location on map

Mine information

  • Ownership
    100% BRL
  • Location
    Coalgate, 70 km west of Christchurch
  • License/Permit
    MP 41372 and Private Coal
  • Coal types
    Sub-bituminous coal
  • Life of mine
    25+ years
  • Coal Reserves
    1.3 Mt
  • Coal Resources
    7.1 Mt
  • Last FY production
    136 Kt