Chaba Coal Mine

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Chaba Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Station Road, Hwange, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chaba Coal Mine Station Road, Hwange, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe -18.39767574, 26.47469042 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating[1] 2006

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
1.19 Surface Open Pit 60* 445*

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
13.6[1] 2022[1] 124.4[1] Bituminous Thermal & Met Hwange power station[2]

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Hwange Colliery Co Ltd Hwange Colliery Company Limited Zimbabwe

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


Chaba Coal Mine is a surface and underground mine in Hwange, Zimbabwe. [3]

Hwange Colliery Company Limited operates the mine, which is a publicly listed company, the government of Zimbabwe is the largest shareholder owning 36% of the company. Mining began in 2006 and the life-of-mine is expected to run until 2046. The mine supplies thermal coal to the nearby Hwange power station, as well as metallurgical coal to export markets. It is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, with secondary listings on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. [4] [5]

  • Operator: Hwange Colliery Company Limited [5]
  • Owner:
  • Location: Hwange, Zimbabwe [5]
  • Coordinates: -18.39767574, 26.47469042 (Exact or Approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1.19 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) [6]
  • Total Reserves: 90 million tonnes [7]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal and Met)
  • Mine Type: Surface and Underground
  • Start Year: 2006 [7]
  • Source of Financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Archived from the original on 29 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  3. Africa Outlook, "Company Profile: Hwange Colliery", Africa Outlook website, Accessed April 2021
  4. Hwange Colliery Company Ltd, "Corporate Gevernance", HCC Ltd website, Accessed April 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hwange Colliery Company Ltd, "Annual Report 2017", HCC Ltd website, Accessed April 2021
  6. Hwange Colliery Company Ltd, "Condensed Interim Financial Results For the six months ended 30 June 2020", HCC Ltd website, Accessed April 2021
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hwange Colliery Company Ltd, "Our Business", HCC Ltd website, Accessed April 2021