South Walker Creek mine

South Walker Creek mine

South Walker Creek is one of nine metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

South Walker Creek at a glance

The South Walker Creek coal mine is a part of BMC, an 80:20 joint venture between BHP and Mitsui and Co.
1996 South Walker Creek commenced in 1996.
20 20 ancient megafauna fossils have been discovered at the mine.
770 kgIt takes around 770 kilograms of metallurgical coal to make one ton of steel.

South Walker Creek is an open cut mine located 35 kilometres west of Nebo in Queensland's Bowen Basin. 

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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.

They’ve just stepped up – they’ve done what they’ve need to do to keep their people and our people safe and healthy during COVID-19.

Edan Stolberg

General Manager, South Walker Creek mine