Spitzkop coal mine

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Spitzkop Coal Mine is an underground mine in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


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Msobo Mining operates the mine, which is owned by Imbawula Group. [2] The mine was previously owned by Xstrata and sold to Imbawula Group in 2012. [3] Imbawula Group also owns the Tselentis Colliery and the company aims to produce a total of 5 to 6 million tonnes of coal per year. [4]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Msobo Mining [1]
  • Owner: Imbawula Group [2]
  • Location: Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa [1]
  • Coordinates: -26.358578, 29.970382 (Exact or Approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1.4 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) (2011 Capacity) [5]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous [1]
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 South Africa Department of Mineral Resources, "Operating Mines Mpumalanga", DMR website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mining Weekly, "Mpumalanga colliery to take delivery of three Joy continuous miners", Mining Weekly website, Accessed March 2021
  3. Reuters, "Xstrata sells two S.African Collieries", Reuters website, Accessed March 2021
  4. Msobo Coal, "Msobo Coal, Msobo website, Accessed March 2021
  5. Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, "The Future of South African Coal", University of Cape Town website, Accessed March 2021

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