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Twistdraai Coal Mine, South Africa

Producer of



Highveld coalfield, Mpumalanga, South Africa


Igoda Coal (100%)

Geology type

Permian coal measures

Mineral type

Steam coal and synthetic fuels feedstock

Reserve base / grades

79Mt run-of-mine (2005)

Annual production

9Mt/y run-of-mine capacity

Mining method

Thick-seam room-and-pillar underground

Recovery method

Sequential separation of export steam coal and Sasol feedstock using dense-medium cyclones


1,610 (2005)

Voest Alpine AM 75 and AM85 roadheaders

Joy 12HM21 and 12HM31 continuous miners

Joy shuttle cars

Long Airdox continuous haulage systems

Buffalo in-section sizers

Rham roofbolters

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