INTRODUCTION. The intended purpose of this Website . is to provide a reference document for all aspects of underground coal mining in Australia (though there may be references to overseas practices where these could be of interest).
History of Coal in Australia. Modern Australia has been built on the stored energy of coal. Three-quarters of the electricity which powers present day Australian industry and heats, cools, lights Australian dwellings is derived from coal.
Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development. Course description. Introduction to Australian mining history, mining methods & mining equipment, mine ventilation, explosives & blasting.