Colombia

Cerrejon Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotCerrejón is one of the largest open-pit coal-export mining operations in the world.

Cerrejon has six operating pits in which Cerrejon operates 434 pieces of mining equipment.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Glencore plc. 100 % Indirect
Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
Glencore holds 100% of the voting shares, providing it the ability to control the key strategic, operating and capital decisions of the business.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

This complex deposit controlled by tectonic features associated to the Cerrejón and Ranchería thrust faults and Tabaco folding zone. The deposit is limited to the north by the Oca fault, to the southeast by the Cerrejón thrust fault and to the northwest by an abrupt topographic change due to the occurrence of calcareous rocks of the Manantial Formation. In addition, there are strike-slip faults, which split the deposit into blocks, maintaining its stratigraphic continuity.

The Cesar–Ranchería Basin mainly consists of a sedimentary succession of Paleocene age and unconsolidated recent deposits. The Cerrejón Formation (Upper Paleocene) is approximately 900 m in thickness and forms part of the Triassic to mid-Miocene sequence of sediments that filled a regional basin in the northern part of South America (extending eastwards to Los Llanos Basin in Venezuela). The coal-bearing sequence forms part of this sedimentary unit, which consists of shales, sandy mudstones, grey sandstones and coal, with notable absence of a conglomeratic siliciclastic succession. Coal seams of economic interest are actually in exploitation, being more or less regularly distributed and present variable thickness.

The Cerrejón Formation has been divided into three groups (lower, middle, and upper) based on the thickness and distribution of the coal beds. Overall coal bed thickness averages 3 m and ranges from 0.7 to 10 m (Weaver, 1993), although the thickest coal beds (1.4 to 10 m) is in the upper part of this sedimentary sequence.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

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Production

Glencore acquired the remaining 66.7% of Cerrejón Anglo American and BHP in January 2022. The data on production from 2014 to 2021 is provided for the reporting period that ends on June 30 (previous owner's reporting period). Production data from 2022 onwards is presented for the reporting period that ends on December 31 (the current owner, Glencore's reporting period).
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Coal (thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2631323133
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Financials

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Operating Income M USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 309   576   388  
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Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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