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   *1970  

1978 ~

Tower Colliery commences

1979 ~

Cordeaux Colliery commences

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Appin Colliery - 14 men killed in fire
   
   *1980  

1980 ~

Cordeaux Colliery - officially opened

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Westcliff Colliery - Methane Drainage commences

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Tower Colliery - commences production

1981 ~

Appin Colliery - Methane Drainage commences

1982 ~

Westcliff Colliery - Longwall mining commences

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Westcliff Colliery - pilot 1.2 MW turbine installed in Methane Plant

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Brimstone #2 Colliery - closes 21/5/82

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Valley #1 Colliery - No. 2 Entry - closes 21/5/82

1983 ~

Avondale Colliery - closes 17/1/83

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Sth Clifton Colliery - closes 16/9/83

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Valley #3 Colliery - closes 13/12/83

1984 ~

Sth Bulli Colliery - retrenches labour

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Westcliff Colliery - 15 MW Power Plant installed in Methane Drainage Plant

1985 ~

Corrimal Colliery - closes 7/12/85

1986 ~

Cordeaux Colliery merges with Corrimal Colliery

1987 ~

Bulli Colliery - closes 15/5/87

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Avon Colliery - closes 26/6/87

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Yellow Rock Colliery - closes 26/6/87

1988 ~

Kemira Colliery - longwall reintroduced.

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Tower Colliery - longwall commences.

1989 ~

Metropolitan Colliery - Denehurst purchases from Savage Resources

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Tower Colliery - methane drainage commences.

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Huntley Colliery closes

 

 

coal factSouth Clifton Colliery closed in September 1983 after 75 years of production

Sth. Clifton CollierySouth Clifton Colliery

 

   *1990  

1991 ~

Kemira Colliery - Fri. Sept.27th mining ceases.

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Wongawilli Colliery - mining in Bulli seam for Elouera roadways

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Cordeaux Colliery - produces largest amount of coal in any u/g coal mine in Australia.

1992 ~

Appin Colliery - on site coal preparation plant starts.

1993 ~

Elouera Colliery - established from consolidation of Wongawilli, Nebo & Kemira Collieries.

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Cordeaux Colliery - first of any u/g coal mine in Australia to receive accreditation AS3902

1995 ~

Metropolitan Colliery - Denehurst acquires 90% interest.
   

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