Black Wattle coal mine

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

Black Wattle Coal Mine is a UNDERGROUND mine in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


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Black Wattle Colliery (Pty) Ltd operates the mine, which is owned by the publicly listed company Bischi. Coal from the mine is consumed domestically as well as exported through Richards Bay Coal Terminal. [1] A health and safety incident in 2005 lead to the death of an employee in the underground mine [2]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Black Wattle Colliery (Pty) [1]
  • Owner: Bischi PLC [1]
  • Location: Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa [1]
  • Coordinates: -25.83557094, 29.45533652 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1.27 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)[1]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: BITUMINOUS (Thermal) [3]
  • Mine Type: UNDERGROUND
  • Start Year: YEAR
  • Source of Financing: COMPANY/GOVERNMENT

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Bischi, "Annual Report", Bishci website, Accessed March 2021
  2. Bischi, "annual Report 2006", Bischi website, Accessed March 2021
  3. Reuters, "S.Africa coal miner Bisichi says opencast mining begun", Reuters website, Accessed March 2021

External articles