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Rain puts dampener on Curragh production figures

WESFARMERS is blaming a 11.8% decline in a coal production from its Curragh mine in Queensland in the September quarter on wet weather conditions, with rainfall during the quarter being 57% higher than the prior quarter and six times higher than the first quarter of the 2016 financial year.

Lou Caruana
The dragline at Wesfarmers' Curragh mine in Queensland.

The dragline at Wesfarmers' Curragh mine in Queensland.

Coal production for the quarter was 2,615,000t, with metallurgical coal production of 1.6Mt being 23% lower than the previous quarter and steaming coal production of 968,000t being 17.2% higher than the...

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