Maxwell Underground mine is located east of Denman and south of Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
The mine, approved by the NSW Government in December 2020, followed comprehensive environmental and technical analysis and more than eight years of ongoing consultation with the local community and our neighbours, ensuring the mine can comfortably co-exist with other industries and land use in the area.
Throughout the planning process we have taken a number of practical steps to reduce our impact on the environment and the community.
Maxwell Underground utilises less intrusive underground extraction using “bord and pillar” and “longwall” mining methods. The mine produces high-quality coals with at least 75% of coal produced capable of being used in the making of steel (known as coking or metallurgical coals). The balance is exportable thermal coals suitable for the new-generation high efficiency, low emissions power generators.