Opgoedenhoop coal project

From Global Energy Monitor
(Redirected from Opgoedenhoop coal prospect)
This article is part of the
Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.
Download full dataset
Report an error

The Opgoedenhoop coal project is located in the Ermelo coalfield about 11 km southeast of Hendrina in the Nkangala District in the Mpumalanga province. It is also known as OP Goedenhoop.


The map below shows the exact location of the project.

Loading map...


Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) bought the rights to the deposit when they aquired NuCoal Mining in January 2010.[1]

CoAL stated in its 2010 annual report that the deposit contains resources of 27.41 million tonnes of coal. It also states that the "quality is suitable for both export and Eskom markets."[1]

In March 2014, South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources approved the sale of the Opgoedenhoop mining right.[2] Miningmx reported that "the company had received a R5m deposit for the mineral right from an indisclosed buyer."[3]

CoAL changed its name to MC Mining in December 2017.[4]

After mentioning a default in 2018[5], MC Mining reported the conclusion of the sale in June 2019.[6] In November 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources reported it as an operating mine owned by Muhanga Mines.[7]

Project Details

  • Owner: Muhanga Mines (Pty) Ltd
  • Parent company: Mbuyelo Coal
  • Location:
  • GPS coordinates: -26.183197,29.824445 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating[7]
  • Start year:
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type:
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type:
  • Production:
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 Coal of Africa Limited Annual Report 2010, MC Mining website, accessed November 2019.
  2. DMR approves disposal of CoAL mining right, Engineering News, 27 Mar. 2014.
  3. CoAL Goedenhoop sale approved by DMR, Miningmx, 27 Mar. 2014.
  4. Coal in southern Africa: MC Mining, new name and new focus, Mining Review Africa, 6 Mar. 2018.
  5. Integrated Report 2018, MC Mining Integrated Report, 22 Oct. 2018.
  6. Annual Report 2019, MC Mining Annual Report, 23 Oct. 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 OPERATING MINES IN MPUMALANGA, Department of Mineral Resources website, accessed Nov. 7, 2019.

Related GEM.wiki articles

External resources

External articles