Kasikizi coal mine

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Kasikizi Coal Mine is a surface mine in Mpata, Karonga, Malawi.[1]


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Kasikizi Coal Mine Ltd operates the mine, which is owned as a joint venture between a Malawian cement company Zagaf Cement and a number of Indian companies including Edna Construction, and Mining Limited of India. [2] The mine supplies the local manufacturing industry and a the thermal power industry. [3] The mine had a an expected life-of-mine of 15-20 years when it opened in 2018 [4]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Kasikizi Coal Mine Ltd [5]
  • Owner:
  • Location: Mpata, Karonga, Malawi ref name="MM"/>
  • Coordinates: -10.01524459, 33.8115936 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 0.24 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) [1]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 4 million tonnes [1]
  • Coal Type: (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2018[2]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Karonga District Council, "Karonga District Council Socio-Economic Profile 2017", Integration Point MW website, Accessed April 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mining Malawi, "Indian Investors Launch New Coal Mine in Karonga", Malawi Mining west, Accessed April 2021
  3. Mining Malawi, "Mining and Trade Review, February 2018", Malawi Mining website, Accessed April 2021
  4. Malawi Broadcasting Corporation [https://www.mbc.mw/index.php/news/entertainment/item/6676-new-k1-5-billion-coal-mine-pens-in-karonga "New K1.5 Billion Coal Mine Opens in Karonga", MBC website, Accessed April 2021
  5. Mining Malawi, "Mining and Trade Review, October 2018", Malawi Mining website, Accessed April 2021

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