Dorstfontein Complex

Dorstfontein Complex

Dorstfontein Complex lies just north-east of the town of Kriel, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The Complex comprises: DCMW, an underground colliery; DCME, an opencast operation; and Rietkuil (Vhakoni), a Prospecting Right.


DCMW produces 74Kt ROM per month on average, and DCME, 180Kt ROM per month. DCME washes coal to produce 4 800kcal/kg and 5 300kcal/kg export products. DCMW washes coal to produce a 5 800kcal/kg inland product, while raw is mixed with DCME product. Both operations have on-site washing plants and a strong resources base.

Dorstfontein Complex

Exxaro Coal Central

Dorstfontein West Regional Office

Dorstfontein Farm 71 IS




Location: North-East of Kriel

Resources (inclusive): 156,4Mt measured; 137.5Mt indicated


Reserves: 54,3Mt proved; 40,5Mt probable

Mining method: Open-cut and underground

Run-of-mine: 2,89Mt