Rio Tinto Coal Australia, part of Rio Tinto Group (RTNTF.PK,RIO: Quote,RIO.L,RTPPF.PK), said its Blair Athol Mine, near Clermont in Central Queensland, will finish mining operations this year after almost 30 years of production.
Clermont Region general manager operations Dawid Pretorius said the mine has been progressively scaling back production in a transition towards closure since 2010.
There will be around 30 roles after production finishes at the site. These will include work in the coal handling and preparation plant and rail load-out facilities, which will continue to be used for coal from the nearby Clermont Mine, as well as care and maintenance work in the lead up to a rehabilitation programme.
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