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  • Coal is a black or dark brown, combustable, sedimentary rock found under ground.
  •  Coal is mined for energy usage, coal supplies 85% of Australian homes with electricity.


  • Coal is mainly transported by train within Australia. However, if the coal is going overseas it  is transported by barge. 
  • Coal can be found throughout Australia but it  is predominantly mined in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
  • 54% of coal mined is exported to other countries such as East Asia.
  • There are currently 36 coal mines in Australia.
  • Coal is the largest source of energy found  worldwide.

The pie chart below represents a snap shot of different country's exports in coal.`


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