Masama coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

The Masama mine is a coal mine, owned by Minergy, currently producing less than 0.46 million tonnes per annum, about 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Gaborone, Botswana.

The mine has plans to increase production to 2.4 million tonnes per annum. Masama is the only privately held coal mine in Botswana.[1]

The mine is one of two currently operating mines in Botswana. The other is the Morupule coal mine.


The map below shows the approximate location for the mine 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Gaborone, Botswana.

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In August 2019, the Masama coal mine produced its first saleable coal which was exported to South Africa and Namibia.The Masama Coal Mine has extracted roughly 39,000 tonnes of coal since July and aims to ramp up production to 100,000 tonnes per month of saleable coal in 2020.[1]

Project Details

  • Owner: Minergy[1]
  • Operator:
  • Location: 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Gaborone, Botswana[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -24.527283, 26.002621 (approximate)
  • Status Operating, Proposed
  • Production: 39,000 tonnes per month (2019) (0.46 million tonnes)[1]
  • Proposed Expansion: 100,000 tonnes per month in 2020 (1.2 million tonnes)[1] and 2.4 million tonnes in the future.[2]
  • Total Resource:
  • Coal Reserves:390 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Mine Size: 120 km2
  • Mine Type: surface, open pit
  • Start Year: 2019
  • Source of Financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Botswana's private coal mine produces first saleable coal, Reuters, August 7, 2019.
  2. NS Energy, Masama Coal Project, accessed November 2020