Baal Bone, NSW

At Xstrata Coal’s Baal Bone Mine near Lithgow, we not only successfully returned 300ha of highly disturbed land to its early 1900s state, we did so at a cost that was significantly lower than the original estimate.

The comprehensive mine rehabilitation and closure project was carried out using limited topsoil reserves and capping material, and below average rainfall. The Baal Bone project team also met the challenge of updating the pre-war landform designs to incorporate modern infrastructure, such as power lines.