Coal and Mining Sector

Places in news: Carmichael Mine in Australia


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Carmichael Mine

Mains level: NA

The Adani Group will begin exporting high quality, low sulphur coal from its Carmichael mine in Australia as early as this week, tapping a new multi-decade source to meet energy needs.

Carmichael Mine

  • The Carmichael mine is located in the North Galilee Basin, more than 300 kilometers from the Queensland coastline and approximately 160 km north-west of Clermont in regional Queensland.
  • The Carmichael project, proposed in 2010, had provoked a sustained campaign by climate activists in Australia and other places globally, forcing banks and insurers not to work with the Adani group.
  • The conglomerate run by India’s second-richest man Gautam Adani has planned an initial production of 10 million tonnes a year from the mines in the Galilee Basin.
  • The Coal mined here has low sulfur content and high calorific value.


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