BHP plans largest underground coal mine

Plans revealed for northern NSW coal mine that could export 10m tonnes per year.

BHP Billiton is planning to build what would be the nation’s biggest underground coal mine near Gunnedah in the fertile Liverpool Plains region of northern New South Wales.

The miner has submitted documents to the Federal Environment Department revealing plans for its Caroona underground mine saying it could export 10 million tonnes per year of high quality thermal coal with production starting as early as 2021.

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