Naudesbank coal project

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The Naudesbank coal project is as a possible South African coal project. It is located in the Mpumalanga province.


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In BHP Billiton's 2009 Annual Report, the company listed it as a possible open cut mine producing thermal coal. It listed its "measured resource" as being 58 million tonnes with a total resource of 245 million tonnes.[1] BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa is BHP Billiton's wholly owned subsidiary which develops coal projects in South Africa.

In its 2014 annual report, BHP Billiton reported Naudesbank is an open cut and underground mine with "measured resources" of 103 million tonnes and its "total resources" as 305 million tonnes.[2]

BHP Billiton announced in its 2015 annual report that they were discontinuing this project, demerging it and, with a handful of other coal projects, rolling it into a new company called South32.[3]

Project Details

  • Owner: South Africa Energy Coal
  • Parent company: South32
  • Location: Mpumalanga province
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  • Mine status: Proposed
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  • Coal type: Thermal
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  • Mine type: Open cut, underground
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Articles and resources


  1. BHP Billiton, 2009 BHP Billiton Annual Report, BHP Billiton, September 2009, page 90.
  2. BHP Billiton Annual Report 2014, pp. 122-123, BHP Billiton website, accessed Oct. 2019.
  3. BHP Billiton Annual Report 2015, BHP Billiton website, accessed Oct. 2019.

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