Lephalale Municipality
  

Mining

Exxaro Coal Grootegeluk

Situated 25 km from Lephalale,Exxaro's Grootegeluk open pit coal mine employs 2000 people and produces 18,8 Mtpa final coal products, using a conventional truck and shovel operation. This mine has an estimated minable coal reserve of 3 261 Mt and a total measured coal resource of 4719Mt, from which semi-soft coking coal, thermal coal and metallurgical coal can be produced. Grootegeluk has the world's largest beneficiation complex where 8000 tonnes per hour of run-of-mine coal is upgrade in six different plants.

Exxaro Coal Thabametsi

Exxaro approved the Thabametsi mine in June 2014. The mine was forecast to start output in the second half of 2017 and the first phase was planned to coincide with the development of a 600mW power plant.

Waterberg coal mine

Waterberg Coal has partnered with Firestone energy and is conducting an optimization study to review its joint venture in order to enhance the viability of the four million ton-a -year thermal coal project.

Boikarabelo mine

Coal production is estimated to begin in the first half of 2016. Resource Generation company who owns the mine, has completed its construction camp for worker which can accommodate 1320 people. It has developed permanent water supply and construction power infrastructure while building 36,8km of roads and an office complex.


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