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South Africa’s newest coal mine Penumbra Coal is planning to ramp up to full production by the second quarter of this year.
Junior miner Continental Coal, owner of Penumbra Coal, invited delegates of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba to attend a site visit to the coal mine, which is situated just south of Ermelo, in Mpumalanga. Mining Weekly was one of the attendees.
“We are excited about this project and the Indaba was the perfect opportunity to show-case our achievements to global players in the mining industry,” said Continental Coal CEO Don Turvey.
“As a junior miner, we are proud of what we have been able to achieve at Penumbra and we wanted to share this with the industry,” he added. 100 tph stone crushing plant for saleThe Penumbra coal mine has estimated gross saleable reserves of 5.4-million tons and gross on site coal resources of about 68.3-million tons.
“We began construction at Penumbra in September 2011. After we had received our integrated water use licence (IWUL), we began the shaft decline in February 2012 and entered the first coal seam in mid-November. The first time we actually cut the coal with our new continuous miner was mid-December,” he said. aggregate quarry mining equipment south africaTurvey explained that there was still some construction to complete on the surface and a significant amount of work was still to be done underground, including establishing substations and mining towards the ventilation shaft, which would be completed in the next quarter. antimony ore crusher grinding millHe added that the company had already received IWULs for all its sites, including its plants.