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This conference paper was originally published as Talbot, K, New Developments in Australian Coal Production, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 2004: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2004, 157-160.


With Australia as the largest exporter of coal in the world, the challenge for the mine developers is to develop a mine which can be profitable. Coal reserves, market demand and capital, forms the basis for successful mining development.

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