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Coal mining operations at the Curragh mine at Blackwater, Queensland.

Wesfarmers Resources owned and operated the Curragh mine in Queensland. Curragh is a significant Australian producer of metallurgical coal, supporting iron and steel-making industries across the globe. Its world-scale open cut mines also help meet society’s electricity needs through the supply of steaming coal for power generation.

On 29 March 2018 Wesfarmers announced the completion of the sale of its Curragh coal mine in Queensland to Coronado Coal Group. On 7 August 2018 Wesfarmers announced the agreement to sell its 40 per cent interest in its Bengalla Joint Venture and subject to completion this will finalise the review of the Wesfarmers Resources businesses initiated in 2016.