Elandspruit Colliery coal mine

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Elandspruit Colliery Coal Mine is a SURFACE and UNDERGROUND mine in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


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Wescoal owns the mine. The primary consumer of coal from the Elandspruit mine is Eskom, who purchase approximately 65% of the coal produced.[2] The mine is categorised as a surface mine, however, it does produce a very small quantity of coal via underground operations. Wescoal report that there are 27 employees at Elandspruit, there are 427 contractors in addition to this. The mine began producing coal in 2015 and, as of 202, has a predicted life of 5 years. [2]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Wescoal [1]
  • Owner: Wescoal [1]
  • Location: Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa [1]
  • Coordinates: -25.80982, 29.38474 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 2.7 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) [2]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 14.06 million tonnes[3]
  • Coal Type: BITUMINOUS(Thermal)
  • Mine Type: SURFACE
  • Start Year: 2015 [1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wescoal, "Our Business: Mining", Wescoal website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wescoal, "Integrated Annual Report", Wescoal website, Accessed March 2021
  3. Mining Review, [https://www.miningreview.com/southern-africa/wescoal-seeks-new-mining-contractor-at-elandspruit-colliery/ "Wescoal seeks new mining contractor at Elandspruit Colliery", Mining Review website, Accessed March 2021

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