Bluff PCI Project

Over the next 10 years, the Bluff PCI Project will deliver 1.2Mt per year of PCI coal for use in iron manufacturing, as we write the next chapter in the history of Bluff’s contribution to the coal industry in Central Queensland.

About the Project

In 2019 Bluff PCI Project will pay approximately $8 million in royalties that contribute to new roads, schools and hospitals in Queensland, and wages for medical personnel, teachers and police.

The state’s resources industry provides 1 in 5 dollars to Queensland’s economy, and Bluff PCI Project are proud to play a part in the growth of the sector. We are also proud to employ more than 25% local residents on our mine site and will invest in the community for the long term.

Our Community
Our Community

We forge strong links to the Bluff Township and plan to support local and regional groups as part of our community engagement over time. More than 25% of our workforce live locally in Bluff or Blackwater, and our total production workforce has zero labour hire employees.

Our Site
Our Site

To ensure minimal disruption to the community, and to comply with strict environmental and water licence criteria, we engage independent accredited experts to continuously monitor air, noise, dust and vibrations associated with mine activity.

Project Operations

Construction of the small open-cut truck and excavator began in 2018, and first coal exports are planned for mid-2019. The coal mine operator is MACA Mining who are responsible for daily operations from drilling and blasting, through to loading and hauling.

Community News & Blasting Notices

Why is PCI coal important to the steel industry?
Why is PCI coal important to the steel industry?

Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) is recognised as an increasingly valuable step in the process of turning iron ore...


We’re changing the way we communicate with you about blast notices.
We’re changing the way we communicate with you about blast notices.

Over the last few months, we have been trialling SMS, Facebook, website notices and email alerts for blasting...


First coal ships from Bluff PCI
First coal ships from Bluff PCI

Wealth Resources, Carabella Resources and Bluff PCI Management are pleased to announce that first coal has been shipped...