The Berenice/Cygnus coking coal project is located in the Soutpansberg Coalfield 90km southwest of Musina, outside environmentally sensitive areas such as the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site and proposed environmental buffer zones. VIEW MAP

Location Soutpansberg Coalfield, Limpopo province
Coal resource (JORC compliant) 1.35Bt Resource (gross tonnes in-situ)
Ownership 50%

Regulatory approvals

  • Mining Right application – accepted by DMR
  • Environmental Authorisation – accepted by the DMR
  • Integrated Water Use License – accepted by the DMR

A concept study on the project confirmed that the project is viable and can support a sustainable 10Mtpa (run of mine) operation, with a life of mine in excess of 25 years, producing both primary soft coking and secondary thermal coal products.