Vlakvarkfontein coal mine

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Vlakvarkfontein Coal Mine, also known as Ntshovelo Colliery is a surface mine in Delmas, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


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Continental Coal operates the mine, which is owned by Mbuyelo Coal, which is in turn owned by Ichor Coal. [2][1] The mineuses truck and shovel methods to provide thermal coal to Eskom their primary consumer. The mine has a projected life of 6 years. [3]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Ntshovelo Mining Resources (Pty) Ltd [3]
  • Owner: Ichor Coal [2]
  • Location: Delmas, Mpumalanga, South Africa [3]
  • Coordinates: -26.09176, 28.903528 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1.32 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) [3]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 7 million tonnes [4]
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2010 [3]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mbuyelo Coal, "MBUYELO ACQUIRES NTSHOVELO AND SCORES POINTS!", Mbyuleo Coal website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ichor Coal, "vlakvarkfontein", Ichor Coal website, Accessed March 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Mbuyelo Coal, "Mining Projects", Mbuyelo Coal website, Accessed March 2021
  4. Mbuyelo Coal, "Company Profile", Mbuyelo Coal website, Accessed March 2021

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