IMpunzi mine complex

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The IMpunzi mine complex is a cluster of coal mines, operated by Glencore Xstrata, producing 6.7 million tonnes per annum, in Kriel, Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]

The mines include Arthur Taylor, ATCOM, and Phoenix.


The map below shows the exact location of the mine complex.

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The IMpunzi coal complex is intended to operate through the year 2033.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Glencore Xstrata[2]
  • Parent Company:
  • Location: Kriel, Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, South Africa[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.108683, 29.230581 (exact)[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 6.7 million tonnes per annum[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 74 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal type: Bituminous[1]
  • Workforce Size: 1760
  • Mine Type: surface, underground[2]
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 IMpunzi Mine, Mining Data Online, accessed August 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Glencore, Coal, company website, accessed August 2020

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