Glencore to close Tahmoor mine in NSW due to low coal prices

Last Modified: Fri Jun 03 2016 03:57:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2019
    Year by when Swiss miner Glencore plans to close its Tahmoor coal mine in NSW, almost 40 years after the mine opened in 1979. It blamed continued low prices in global coal markets for the decision to close the mine.
  • 350
    workforce that will be gradually reduced over a period of 18 months. A spokesman said the first redundancies wouldn't occur for at least 12 months.
  • 2.1 million
    tonnes of coking coal produced in 2015 from the Tahmoor underground metallurgical coal mine, predominantly for export to be used in steel production.