Goedgevonden coal mine

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The Goedgevonden (GVV) coal mine is a surface mine, operated by Goedgevonden Coal Ltd, as a joint venture of Glencore and African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), producing 7 million tonnes per annum, near Ogies, in Emalahleni, Nkangala, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, near Ogies, in Emalahleni, Nkangala, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

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Background

The Goedgevonden coal mine began operation in 2004.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Goedgevonden Coal Ltd
  • Parent Company: Glencore and African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)[2]
  • Location: near Ogies, in Emalahleni municipality, Nkangala district, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.09972,29.07316(exact)[1]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Production Capacity: 7 mtpa[4]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 206 million tons[3]
  • Coal type: Thermal
  • Workforce Size: 350[3]
  • Mine Type: surface, open pit[1]
  • Start Year: 2004[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Water Rights

In April 2019, a report by the Centre of Environmental Rights found that found eight coal mining companies in Mpumalanga had failed to comply with water use licences and threatened the quality and availability of water in the area. This included the Goedgevonden coal mine.[5]

According to an article by The Citizen, "The research revealed that not one of the companies took responsibility for the contamination of rivers caused by water leaving their sites during rainy conditions."[5]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 African Rainbow Minerals, "Goedgevonden", ARM website, accessed June 2020.
  2. Glencore, Coal, company website, accessed August 3, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Goedgevonden Coal Mine is Up and Running, Mining Weekly, May 31, 2009
  4. MDO, Goedgevonden Mine, Mining Data Online, accessed June 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sinesipho Schrieber,"Dept must act against coal mines polluting water – CER," "The Citizen," April 12, 2019.

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