South Africa

Kangala - Eloff Colliery Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusCare and Maintenance
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Kangala colliery officially reached the end of its resource life in January 2021.

The extension of the Kangala complex is the development of the Eloff mining lease, which runs contiguously to the existing Kangala lease.

The Eloff Project is fully approved and now awaits the finalisation of the domestic offtake agreement with Eskom to access development and production from the current Kangala pit into the Eloff resource.

As a result of the ongoing delays with the new Eskom offtake agreement for the Eloff project, the Kangala Colliery has been placed into care and maintenance, effective 1 July 2021, to minimise costs.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
TerraCom Ltd. 70.5 % Indirect
Universal Coal and Energy Holdings South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (operator) 70.5 % Indirect
TerraCom through its subsidiary holds 70.5% of Kangala Colliery and 49% of the Eloff Project.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

According to the geology excerpt from the Eloff MWP (Exxaro Coal Central, 2016), the region consists of the following pre-Karoo lithologies, i.e. granite basement rocks of Archean age, quartzite of the Witwatersrand Supergroup, lava of the Ventersdorp Supergroup, dolomite (Malmani Subgroup), chert, quartzite and shale from the Pretoria Group (Transvaal Supergroup). These are overlain in places by the Karoo Supergroup which consists of diamictite (tillite) of the Dwyka Group followed by sandstone, shale, mudstone and coal of the Vryheid Formation.

Local geology of the project area, indicating that the site is underlain by lithologies of the Vryheid Formation (Ecca Group), localized dolerite intrusions and younger alluvium. The Vryheid Formation consists of beds of soft, dark grey sandy shale, which alternates with thick beds of yellow to white cross-bedded sandstone and grit with a few coal seams.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

Kangala Colliery has been placed into care and maintenance, effective 1 July 2021.
CommodityUnits202120202019201820172016
Coal (thermal) kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,4042,6102,4632,037
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics202120202019201820172016
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe3,865 kt of ROM coal4,025 kt of ROM coal3,661 kt of ROM coal3,269 kt of ROM coal
Stripping / waste ratio  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1.4

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Financials

Units201920182017
Capital expenditures M AUD 1.7   4.2   1.8  
Revenue M AUD 143.5   148.7   129.3  
Gross profit M AUD 31.4   35.8   28.8  
Pre-tax Income M AUD 22.3   26.1   19.2  
After-tax Income M AUD 16.5   19.1   14.8  

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Personnel

Mine Management

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