Dorstfontein Complex coal mine

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Dorstfontein Complex Coal Mines are SURFACE and UNDERGROUND mine North-East of Kriel, Mpumalanga, South Africa. This complex forms part of the Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) Complex.[1]


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Exxaro Coal Central (Pty) Ltd operates the mine, which is owned by Exxaro Resources Limited. The Dorstfontein Complex consists of two mines. DCME is an open pit colliery which produces 180 thousand tonnes per month run-of-mine. DCMW is an underground mine that produces on average 74 thousand tonnes run-of-mine. There is a wash plant on site. The life-of-mine is estimated to be 15 years. Coal from the mine goes daily to export markets.[1] [2]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Exxaro Coal Central (Pty) Ltd [1]
  • Owner: Exxaro Resources Limited [1]
  • Location: Kriel, Mpumalanga, South Africa [1]
  • Coordinates: -26.223715, 29.298358 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 2.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)[2]
  • Total Reserves: 293 million tonnes [1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 94.8 million tonnes [1]
  • Coal Type: BITUMINOUS (Thermal) [3]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Exxaro Coal, "Dorstfontein Complex", Exxaro website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Exxaro Resources Limited, "Operations", Exxaro Resources website, Accessed March 2021
  3. South Africa Department of Mineral Resources, "Mining Operations in Mpumalanga", DMR website, Accessed March 2021

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