Matla coal mine

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The Matla coal mine is a coal mine in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, near Kriel, in Emalahleni municipality, Nkangala district, Mpumalanga province.

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Background

The Matla coal mine began operation in X. It produces 14 million tons of coal per year (Mtpa), and has estimated recoverable reserves of 224 million tons (Mt). It is owned by Exxaro. It provides coal to a mine-mouth coal power plant, Matla Power Station.[1]

On its website Exxaro Coal states that "this mining complex comprises three mines producing 14Mtpa of power station coal with a workforce of over 1 400. It is a fully mechanised underground mine employing continuous mining and shortwall methods. The thermal coal is supplied to Eskom’s Matla Power Station in terms of a cost-plus agreement, reviewed annually, with a variable return payable by Eskom for any excess tonnage produced. The mine has a coal reserve base of 297,3Mt and a resource of 41,7Mt."[2] The mine is owned by Exxaro Coal, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African mining company Exxaro.[3]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. Matla, Exxaro website, accessed June 2019.
  2. "Matla", Exxaro website, accessed May 2010.
  3. "Our Group structure", Exxaro website, may 2010.

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