Phalanndwa coal mine

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Phalanndwa Coal Mine is a surface mine in Delmas, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


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Canyon Coal owns and operates the mine which is located approximately 10 kilometres east of Delmas. The mine employs approximately 310 employees, two thirds of whom are contractors[2]. Coal from the mine is consumed both domestically and by export markets. The mine first started producing coal in 2013. The life of the mine has been extended considerably from what was originally planned following an extension project which was completed in 2019, mining is expected to continue at the site until 2027. [3] [4]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Canyon Coal [3]
  • Owner: Canyon Coal [3]
  • Location: Delmas, Mpumalanga, South Africa [3]
  • Coordinates: -26.11276, 28.817921 (Exact or Approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1.44 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) [3]
  • Reserves: 12 million tonnes [5]
  • Coal Type: BITUMINOUS (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: SURFACE
  • Start Year: 2013 [3]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. South Africa Department of Mineral Resources, ["Operating Coal Mines Mpumalanga"], DMR website, Accessed March 2021
  2. Mining Weekly, "coal Mine Lives On", Mining Weekly website, Accessed March 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Canyon Coal, "Phalanndwa", Canyon Coal website, Accessed March 2021
  4. Africa Mining Market, "Canyon Coal extends life of its Phalanndwa mine with first blast", Africa Mining Market website, Accessed March 2021
  5. Unicoal, "Phalanndwa Colliery", Unicoal website, Accessed April 2021

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