Bernice coal project

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

The Bernice/Cygnus Project is a proposed surface coal mine, owned by Universal Coal, expected to produce 10 million tonnes per annum, in Musina, Vhembe, Limpopo, South Africa.[1][2]


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The mine has been proposed since 2011 and last undated in public records at the end of 2016. The status is still considered "proposed," but without further development may be considered "shelved".[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Universal Coal[2]
  • Parent Company:
  • Location: Musina, Vhembe, Limpopo, South Africa[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -22.9028678, 29.4318658 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 10 million tonnes per annum[1]
  • Total Reserve: 1350 million tonnes[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 402.4 million tonnes[3]
  • Coal type: Met[1]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: surface[2]
  • Mine Depth:20-250 m[3]
  • Start Year: TBD
  • Source of Financing:

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