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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. 

 

Nuts (25-40mm)

Fines (0-16mm)

Raw Coal- RoM (0-32mm)

Peas (6-25mm)

Cobbles (40-75mm)

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