Boschkrans coal project

From Global Energy Monitor

The Boschkrans coal project is a proposed coal project, owned by Puckree Group, to produce 1.2 million tonnes per annum, near Bethal in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Location

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Background

Boschkrans was originally planned as an underground mine, however the acquisition of an adjacent prospecting right will enable the mine to begin mining with opencast methods and later use underground methods. This also increases the reserves.[1]

The status of Boschkrans is that once regulatory approval for the acquisition is in place, further exploration drilling will be done.[1] As of June 2018, four Prospecting Rights have been drilled to measure resource status at Boschkrans.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: Puckree Group
  • Location: Near Bethal, in Govan Mbeki Municipality, Gert Sibande district, Mpumalanga province
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.3719534, 29.7055655 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1.2 Mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 31 Mt[1]
  • Coal type:
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: open cast, underground
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Related SourceWatch articles

  • 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "PROJECT PIPELINE," "Puckree Group website," accessed August 2020.
  • "Presentation at Junior Indaba," "Puckree Group," June 5-6, 2018.