Coal Mining - Hunter Valley, Australia
Coal strip mining in the Upper Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia, one of the world's major coal-producing regions. Australia is the world's largest coal exporter. Notable mines within the regaion include Coal & Allied's Mount Thorley Warkworth operation and Xstrata's Mount Owen mine. Coal mining is growing rapidly in this region, formerly known for farmland and vineyards, that stretches roughly 50km from the town of Muswellbrook in the north, to beyond Singleton in the south.
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