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September 8, 2021

Ten biggest producing underground mines in the Middle East and Africa in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest underground mining projects by production in the Middle East and Africa in 2020, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Impala Mine

The Impala Mine is a gold mining project in North West, South Africa. The brownfield project is owned by Impala Platinum Holdings and is due to operate until 2035. The mine produced an estimated 10.037Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 249.279 thousand ounces of gold in 2020.

2. Syferfontein Mine

The Syferfontein Mine is a coal mine owned by Sasol. Located in Gauteng, South Africa, the greenfield mine produced approximately 9.1Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 9.1 mtpa of coal in 2020.

3. Khutala Mine

Located in Mpumalanga , South Africa, the Khutala Mine is a coal mining project owned by South32. The mine is expected to operate until 2032.

The brownfield mine produced an estimated 8.826Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 6.499 mtpa of coal in the same year.

4. Middelbult Mine

The Middelbult Mine is a coal mine located in Mpumalanga , South Africa. Owned by Sasol, the greenfield project produced an estimated 7.5Mt of ROM in 2020.

The mine had an estimated production of 7.5 mtpa of coal in 2020.

5. Twistdraai Mine

Owned by Sasol, the Twistdraai Mine is a coal mine situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The mine is expected to operate until 2043.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 7.5Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 5.325 mtpa of coal in 2020.

6. Kimberley Mines

The Kimberley Mines is a diamond mining project in Northern Cape, South Africa. The brownfield project is owned by Ekapa Mining and is due to operate until 2029. The mine produced an estimated 7.411Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 1,032 thousand carats of diamond in 2020.

7. Kroondal Mine

The Kroondal Mine is a platinum mine owned by Sibanye Stillwater. Located in North West, South Africa, the greenfield mine produced approximately 7.321Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 245.571 thousand ounces of platinum in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2032.

8. Matla Mine

Located in Mpumalanga , South Africa, the Matla Mine is a coal mining project owned by Exxaro Resources. The mine is expected to operate until 2024.

The greenfield mine produced an estimated 6.728Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 6.859 mtpa of coal in the same year.

9. Greenside Mine

The Greenside Mine is a coal mine located in Mpumalanga , South Africa. Owned by Anglo American Plc, the brownfield project produced an estimated 6.388Mt of ROM in 2020.

The mine had an estimated production of 4.494 mtpa of coal in 2020. The Greenside Mine will operate until 2026.

10. Impumelelo Mine

Owned by Sasol, the Impumelelo Mine is a coal mine situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The mine is expected to operate until 2048.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 6.2Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 6.2 mtpa of coal in 2020.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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