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Carbocol and Intercor Coal Mine

Producer of



Guasare, northeast Colombia


Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata (33% each)

Geology type

Tertiary age coal measures

Mineral type

Steam coal/pulverised fuel injection coal; D, Dm and E

Reserve base

Proven reserves: 502.9Mt

Annual production

32Mt/year (2009)

Mining method

Multi-seam open pit

Coal processing

Coal crushing only


7,800 including contractors

P&H 2800 mining shovels

Demag (now Komatsu Demag) H241 hydraulic excavators

LeTourneau L-1100 and L-1200 wheel loaders

Euclid 154t haul trucks

Komatsu 154t haul trucks

Terex S24B motor scrapers

Caterpillar dozers and motor graders

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