The Changing Influences on the Economics of Developing New Underground Coal Mines in New South Wales
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1988
This paper examines the cost and economic consequences of varying a number of key factors in the course of developing and operating new underground longwall coal mines with both shallow and deep cover in New South Wales. The economics of the project are assessed for the first 20 years of mine life using the discounted cash flow method with produc- tion and selling price being determined to provide break even costs for a range of minimum rates of return.