Springfield coal project

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The Springfield coal project is a proposed coal mine near Vereeniging, in Gauteng, South Africa.


The map below shows the approximate location of the Springfield coal project.

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The Springfield coal project is overseen by Canyon Coal, which is funded by Menar, a hands-on investment company.[1]

According to Canyon Coal's website, the project has an estimated life of approximately 36 years, based on a ROM production of approximately 600 000 t/m. Additionally, the mining right, environmental authorisation, and water use licence applications have been submitted.[2]

The project is supposed to "go ahead" in 2021, according to a December 2019 Polity article.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Canyon Coal
  • Parent Company: Menar[1]
  • Location: Near Vereeniging, Municipality of Emfuleni, District of Sedibeng, in Gauteng Province.
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.6312467, 27.8156228 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 7.2 Mtpa[2]
  • Total Resource:
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  • Mine Type: opencast mine [3]
  • Start Year: 2021[3]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs," "Creamer Media's Mining Weekly," December 3, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Projects," "Canyon Coal website," accessed August 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs," "Polity website," December 3, 2019.

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