Leeuwpan coal mine

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The Leeuwpan coal mine is located approximately 80 km south-east of Pretoria in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province.

On its website, Exxaro states that the mine "employs 500 people and produces 3Mtpa [million tonnes per annum] of metallurgical and power station coal. It is a conventional open-pit mine using modified terrace configurations and truck and shovel operations. Coal is processed using jigging technology for the top coal layer and dense medium separation for the bottom layer. The principal domestic markets for production are the metals and power-generating industries that consume 2,5Mtpa. Leeuwpan has a coal reserve base of 143Mt and a resource of 160Mt."[1] The mine owned by Exxaro Coal, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African mining company Exxaro.[2]

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  1. "Leeuwpan", Exxaro website, accessed May 2010.
  2. "Our Group structure", Exxaro website, may 2010.

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