Goonyella Riverside

Goonyella Riverside mine

Goonyella Riverside is one of nine metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Goonyella Riverside at a glance

The Gooneylla Riverside mine is a part of BMA, the 50:50 joint venture between BHP and Mitsubishi Development.
1982The mine was opened in 1982.
86Up to 86 autonomous trucks will operate at the site by early 2022.
1,600In 2020 we produced enough met coal to produce enough steel to build the Burj Khalifa 1,600 times.

Goonyella Riverside is an open cut coal mine located 30 kilometres north of Moranbah in Queensland's Bowen Basin and is located on the traditional lands of the Barada Barna people. Coal is exported on the Goonyella railway line to Hay Point, from where it’s sent to markets worldwide. The Goonyella mine commenced operations in 1971, merging with the adjoining Riverside mine in 1989.

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Metallurgical coal

Metallurgical coal (sometimes referred to as coking coal) is a naturally occurring sedimentary rock found within the Earth’s crust.

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At Goonyella, and across BHP, we are working on building a workplace that values our differences.
Sean Milfull

General Manager, Goonyella Riverside Mine