Forzando Complex coal mine

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Forzando Complex Coal Mine is a UNDERGROUND mine in Bethal, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1] It forms part of the Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) Complex.


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Forzando Coal Mines (pty) Ltd. operates the mine which is owned by Exxaro Resources. [2] [3] The complex is comprised of two mines, the Forzando North Colliery (FZON) and the Forzando South Colliery (FZOS). In 2014 delayed capital inject led to the FZOS mine being put under care and maintenance. [3]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Forzando Coal Mines (pty) Ltd. [2]
  • Owner: Exxaro [3]
  • Location: Bethal, Mpumalanga, South Africa [3]
  • Coordinates: -26.286869, 29.527687 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 2.28 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) [3]
  • Total Reserves: 38.6 million tonnes[3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 82.4 million tonnes[3]
  • Coal Type: BITUMINOUS (Thermal) [1] [2]
  • Mine Type: UNDERGROUND
  • Start Year: 1994[2]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 South Africa Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), "OPERATING MINES IN MPUMALANGA", DMR website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mining Data Online, "Forzando Mine", Mining Data Online website, Accessed March 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Exxaro, "Forzando Complex", Exxaro website, Accessed March 2021

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