The Belfast Coal mine is situated in the Mpumalanga province, 55 km East of Middelburg and 20 km South West of Belfast.

The mine forms part of the Witbank coalfield on the southern side of the N4 highway.

Belfast Coal will produce primary A-grade (6 000 kcal/kg) and secondary middling (21.5 MJ/kg) products. The primary coal supply forms part of the Exxaro RB1 export product, which will be railed to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (“RBCT”). The mine will produce a combined total 2.7 million tonnes per annum, for a 17 year life of mine.


Belfast Coal

Farm Zoekop 1222JS & Farm Blyvooruitzicht 383JT Portion 23

Emakhazeni District


Location: South West of the town Emakhazeni

Resources (inclusive): 83.2Mt measured; 23.24Mt indicated; 25.9Mt inferred


Reserves: 45.7Mt proved; 11.5Mt probable

Mining method: Open cast, strip mining (doze-over, truck and shovel)

Run-of-mine: 3.0Mt per annum

Saleable product: 2.2Mt per annum A-grade (RB1 6 000 kcal/kg); 0.5Mt per annum middling (21.5 MJ/kg)

Life-of-mine: 17 years