Maramarua mine


Maramarua is an opencast mine located in the Waikato region of New Zealand producing a low-ash, low sulphur thermal coal for the domestic market.

Maramarua has a long history of coal mining with an opencast mine first being developed at the site in 1948. It has been mined in modest quantities since that time.

The current operation commenced in June 2015 with significant project capital being injected into the site infrastructure to establish operations. As part of the recent development of the site, coal was again removed from the mine in October 2017.

The coal produced at Maramarua has a low sulphur and ash content, making it ideal for steel production. The biggest customers for Maramarua’s coal are a local dairy plants and a steel mill.

Successful production at Maramarua comes from a favourable mining environment and well-equipped infrastructure.

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Maramarua location on map

Mine information

  • Ownership
    65% BRL

    35% Talleys Energy
  • Location
    45 km north of Huntly
  • License/Permit
    MP 41821, EP 52350
  • Coal types
    Thermal, Sub-bituminous
  • Life of mine
    25+ years
  • Coal Reserves
    2.8 Mt
  • Coal Resources
    3.2 Mt
  • Last FY production
    112 kt