Located in Rietkuil Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Under the institution of Exxaro Resources, the Arnot coal mine was transferred to Arnot Opco in 2019.
In an unprecedented show of workers empowerment, 1038 retrenched employees now hold a stake in the Arnot colliery, and are emancipated with the drive to steer the mine towards the future of holistic sustainability in a novel way. 2015 sparked the decommission of mining activities, under the previous ownership of Exxaro, this initiated the commencement of the rehabilitation of previously distributed areas. The rehabilitation programme is still ongoing, with underground mining sections being re-equipped and said to commence in the short term. The status quo to date retains the current reserves which include open pits set to be mined in the near future.
Location: Rietkuil, 43km east of Middelburg, 65km north-west of Carolina and 25km north of Hendrina along the N4 Highway, Mpumalanga Province, RSA; eastern edge of the Witbank Coalfield.
Coal Resource (SAMREC Compliant): 153.9Mt Mineable Tons In-situ (MTIS); with 118Mt on a Measured Resource category; Coal Resources reported inclusive of Coal Reserves.
Coal Reserve (SAMREC Compliant): 48.2Mt (ROM MTIS).
Coal Seams: Seam 2 Lower; 97.5% (Underground & Opencast) & Seam 1; 2.5% (Opencast).
RAW ROM Qualities (Air Dried Basis): | Ash: 21.07% | CV: 23.89MJ/kg | Inherent Moisture: 3.96% | Volatile Matter Content: 26.49% | DAFV: 33.56% | Total Sulphur Content: 0.89%|.