North Block Complex coal mine

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

The North Block Complex (NBC) coal mine is located outside the town of Belfast in Mpumalanga, South Africa


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On its website Exxaro coal states that "NBC Coal consists of the Glisa and Strathrae coal mines and the Eerstelingsfontein and Belfast coal projects. NBC produces 3,3 Mtpa of thermal coal for the domestic markets. The mine employs 134 employees and 491 contractors and use open-pit strip mining methods with continuous rehabilitation. NBC has a reserve base of 43,8Mt and a resource base of 52,6Mt.[1] The mine owned by Exxaro Coal, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African mining company Exxaro.[2]

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  1. "North Block Complex coal mine", Exxaro website, accessed May 2010.
  2. "Our Group structure", Exxaro website, may 2010.

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