Morupule Coal Mine Product
Our Coal and its uses
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) is a coal mining company located on the outskirts of Palapye in the Central district of Botswana. MCM is 100% owned by the Government of Botswana under the Minerals Development Company Botswana. MCM has been mining coal in Botswana since 1973. The Mine changed its name from Morupule Colliery to Morupule Coal Mine in 2011. The Company has a mining license (4/76) which covers an area of approximately 425km2. The lease area contains an estimated total Coal Resource of approximately 2.9t billion. The current operation is structured to produce 2.8 million tonnes per annum (“Mtpa”) from underground operations. The coal seam has low sulphur and ash content with average heat value of 23.0MJ/Kg. Morupule Coalfield has 3 main economically viable seams, namely: Number 2 Seam, Morupule Marker Seam and Morupule Main Seam. Each one of them has slightly various characteristics which suits various operations. However, all of them are well known for the good calorific value, low sulphur content and low phosphorus content. The current underground mine focuses on the Morupule Main Seam while the envisaged Open Cast mine will extracts all 3 seams. The various products from all seams include:
- Thermal Coal - unwashed sized coal, moderate in sulphur, calorific value and ash, with size fraction top being 32mm. Used mostly for power generation and heating purposes.
- Cobbles/ Large Nuts - washed coal, high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 75mm to 40mm. Used mainly at Ferro metal industries as a reductant and for providing heat.
- Nuts - washed coal, high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 40mm to 25mm. Used at Ferro metal industries like cobbles and in boilers for steam production (eg chicken abattoirs)
- Peas - washed coal, high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 25mm to 10mm. Used at power stations, poultry farms, brick manufacturing, hospitals and breweries amongst others, because if its high heat content.
- Fines - washed coal high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 10mm to 0mm. Used mostly in cement manufactures because of its high heat content.
Raw Coal- RoM (0-32mm)
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Morupule Coal Mine hosts a panel discussion at Virtual Global Expo Botswana 2020
15 November, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine took part at the Virtual Global Expo Botswana 2020 and hosted a Panel Discussion under the topic: ‘Downstream Coal Beneficiation Opportunities in Botswana: Alternative Uses of Coal’. The panel discussion was held on the 17th of November 2020, 1400hrs, at Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre in Gaborone.
MCM Walks for Mental Health - Mascom Batanani Walk
05 November, 2020
On a personal level walking is known to keep one healthy and to reduce chances of illness. It can also help us cope with depression, stress and anxiety. Walking also helps improve your mood and boosts self-esteem. On the bigger picture Morupule Coal Mine recently participated in the Mascom Batanani Walk second edition with an exciting twist of being the first virtual walk under the sponsor’s banner. This year’s walk was themed “Mental health”, as it aimed at bringing attention to mental issues and mental wellbeing. Virtual walk meant that MCM community like other communities across the country participated in their respective neighborhoods. MCM staff members walked within the mine parameters on limited numbers and adhering to COVID-19 regulations and protocols.
Honourable Lefoko Moagi visits Morupule Coal Mine
02 November, 2020
The Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security who is also Member of Parliament for Ramotswa constituency, Honourable Lefoko Moagi recently visited Morupule Coal Mine on a familiarization tour of the Mine’s operation. The Minister was accompanied by Officials from the Ministry and the Palapye Leadership including the Member of Parliament for Palapye Honourable Onneetse Ramogapi. Honourable Moagi and his entourage were hosted by MCM General Manager Mr. David Kgoboko. In their tour they appreciated the underground mining operation and plant as well as the Motheo project on which MCM will build a new wash coal plant and commence open cast mining. Management of Morupule Coal Mine would like to thank all the Palapye leadership for their support in making the Minister’s visit to the mine a success.