Rix’s Creek is an open cut mining operation located 5 kilometres northwest of Singleton. The first coal was produced in 1990 and the mine continues to produce both thermal coal and high quality, semi-soft coking coal for overseas and domestic customers.
The mining technique is a multi-seam bench system which mines up to nine seams and splits. The mine utilises a range of heavy earthmoving equipment for overburden removal and coal movement. Run-of-Mine coal is processed by the onsite Coal Handling and Processing Plant.
Product coal from Rix’s Creek is transported across the mine site by trucks to the rail loader. Coal is then railed to Port Waratah Coal Services'
shipping terminals in Newcastle.
Geologically, Rix’s Creek is situated in the Whittingham Coal Measures – a part of the Singleton Super Group including the Barrett, Liddell, Arties and Pikes Gully Seams.