The Ravensworth East Mine, formally known as Swamp Creek Mine, was previously mined by Hebden Mining Company. Mining ceased at Swamp Creek Mine in April 1991 following the completion of contracted coal supplies. Prior to its reopening, the site was under a care and maintenance contract.
Development Consent for Ravensworth East Mine was obtained in March 2000, approving the Mine to produce up to 4Mt of ROM coal per annum. Mining re-commenced at Ravensworth East in 2000.
Ravensworth East Mine was purchased by Xstrata Coal in 2002 and was integrated into the Mt Owen Complex in 2004.
On 3 November 2016 Mt Owen was granted a new Development Approval (SSD 5850) which allowed for the continued operation of the Mt Owen and Ravensworth East Mines. Ravensworth East now is now included under SSD 5850 and operates under the management of Glendell Mine.