Newlands Northern underground mine breaks weekly and monthly longwall production records

International MiningNewlands Northern underground mine - located in the Bowen basin of Queensland, Australia - is the new record holder for weekly and monthly production from longwall operations. In May 2009, it extracted 961,891 t from the longwall, beating Beltana’s previous record of 955,049 t set in November 2005, and also broke the weekly record, with production of 251,720 t in a single week ending May 5. Both mines are operated by Xstrata Coal. (more…)

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