New coal deposit found in Mozambique

3 July 2019

A coal deposit of about 30 to 40 million tonnes has been discovered in the Mutarara district of Tete province in Mozambique, said the provincial director of Mineral Resources and Energy, quoted by Rádio Moçambique.

Grácio Gune said the discovery was the result of a survey conducted in that district and added that the deposit could have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, with annual extraction of about 2 million tonnes of coal.

The provincial director, who gave no further details, said that more research had been done in the districts of Maravia and Zumbo.

The province of Tete contains some of the world’s largest coal deposits, and one of them has been mined for a number of years by Brazilian mining group Vale. (Macauhub)