Paardekop coal project

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The Paardekop coal project is a proposed coal mine near the village of Perdekop, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is owned by Glencore.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed Paardekop coal project.

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Background

Although it is unclear the year that the Paardekop coal project was first proposed, Xstrata (now Glencore) cites the project in its annual reserve reports as far back as 2012.[1]

In its 2019 report, Glencore announced that the project was granted a new order mining right in 2017 for 30 years, which will expire on 19 August 2047. They add that "this right has not been executed due to an on-going dispute with Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. Approval of environmental licensing and permitting is awaited."[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: Glencore
  • Location: Near Perdekop, Municipality of Pixley Ka Seme, District of Gert Sibande, in Mpumalanga Province.
  • GPS Coordinates: -27.23, 29.72305556 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity:8 Mtpa[3]
  • Total Resource: 775 Mt[3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 695 Mt[3]
  • Coal type: Thermal[3]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: underground[4]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "Mineral Resources & Ore Reserves," "Xstrata," December 31, 2012.
  2. "Resources & Reserves as at 31 December 2019," "Glencore," 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Sell-side analyst visit," "Glencore," November 2013.
  4. "DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED XSTRATA PAARDEKOP UNDERGROUND COAL MINE," "Strategic Environmental Focus (Pty) Ltd," June 2013.

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