Fila Maestra Mine

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The Fila Maestra Mine is a proposed coal mine in Venezuela.


The map below shows the approximate location of the mine in Clarines, Bruzual, Anzoátegui, Venezuela.

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In October 2017 Venezuela's government mining agency Minera Nacional undertook initial exploratory studies to determine the quality and quantity of thermal coal reserves available at the Fila Maestra II and III mines[1], located near the municipalities of Clarines, Valle Guanape, El Alambre and Aguas Calientes in Anzoátegui, Venezuela.[2]

In April 2019 Venezuelan government officials announced plans to invest €9 million in a partnership with the private Venezuelan company Carbones Guri Guri to develop Fila Maestra II and III, with the goal of certifying available reserves within two years and beginning preliminary mining operations as soon as possible.[2][3] According to initial estimates, the mine is capable of producing 500,000 tonnes of thermal coal per annum for export to Guyana, in addition to an unspecified quantity for domestic use in Venezuela's electricity and steel sectors.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Minera Nacional, Carbones Guri Guri[3]
  • Parent Company: Venezuelan government, Carbones Guri Guri[3]
  • Location: Clarines, Bruzual, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
  • GPS Coordinates: 10.020427, -65.350760 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 500,000 tonnes per annum[2]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 7 million tonnes[1]
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  • Mine Type: Open pit[1]
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Presidente de Minera Nacional realizó inspección a yacimiento carbonífero en Anzoátegui". Gobierno Bolivariano de Venezuela. October 15, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Destinarán a E.B. de Guayana carbón mineral que produzca Fila Maestra". Venezolana de Televisión. April 27, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Ejecutivo Nacional activa mina de carbón en Anzoátegui". Venezolana de Televisión. April 24, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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