South Africa

Kliprand Colliery Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Kliprand Colliery is an opencast operation, in the Klipriver Coalfield of KwaZuluNatal. The Colliery has a planned mine extension to the west called Geodehoep.

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Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
BEE Ikwezi Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 30 % Indirect
Ikwezi Mining Ltd. 70 % Indirect
Ikwezi Mining Limited holds a 70% interest through its 70% holding in Ikwezi Mining (Pty) Ltd.

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The Kliprand Colliery is an opencast operation, in the Klipriver Coalfield of KwaZuluNatal.

The Klip River Coalfield is the most economically important and largest of the coalfields, with an extent of 6,000km2 , 50% of which bears economically extractable coal. Faulting in the area is known to have disturbed the coal horisons by, in some cases, over 137m in the vertical plane. Two economic seams are present, namely the Top Seam (0.5 to 3.3m thick) of bright coal and the Bottom Seam (0.5 to 1.3m thick) with comparatively less coa. Although the quality varies across the seams they both yield a generally high grade product with ranks from bituminous coal to anthracite. The best quality coals are produced in the central part of the field, with qualities decreasing and seams thinning to the north and south. Devolatilization of the coal by doleritic intrusion has caused the formation of lean coal and anthracite for domestic use. Methane gas trapped within fissures associated with dyke intrusions can be hazardous.

The Top Seam is often considered the correlation of the Alfred Seam within the Utrecht and Vryheid Coalfields. Similarly the Bottom Seam is considered the equivalent of the Gus Seam.

The roof and floor conditions of the seams are variable across their extent, consisting of sandstone and shale. The seams are separated by coarse-grained cross-bedded sandstone that fines up to carbonaceous shale. This forms a competent (strata or rock structure combining sufficient firmness and flexibility to transmit pressure, and by flexure under thrust, to lift a superincumbent load*) roof to the bottom seam while the roof of the Top Seam is considerably weaker and composed of micaceous sandy shale. Floors of both seams are composed of incompetent (applied to strata, a formation or a rock structure not combining sufficient firmness and flexibility to transmit a thrust and to lift a load by bending ) micaceous or sandy shale.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

Ikwezi Mining did not provide Production information for the full 2022. Operational highlights of the year:
- 94 614 tons of ROM coal produced in June 2022 from both pits
- 556 671 cubic meters of total mining in June 2022 from both pits
- 93 136 of ROM coal feed tons processed in January 2022
CommodityUnits202120202019
Coal (thermal) t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe181,299
All production numbers are expressed as ROM coal.

Operational metrics

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Production Costs

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Financials

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

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