Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.The harder forms, such as anthracite coal, can be regarded as metamorphic rock because of later exposure to elevated temperature and pressure.
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Sinking Solutions for Mining Water Pollution in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg. It faces the looming threat of toxic water spewing out of idle mines
Mining: a brief history. The 1970s are best remembered for disco, bell-bottoms, and the mesmerising lava lamp. It was also the decade that saw South African mining forge ahead in its influence on the economy and employment.
Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio spans diamonds (De Beers), platinum, copper, iron ore and manganese, metallurgical and thermal coal, and nickel across a number of locations including South African, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Australia and Finland.
The importance of coal. Calls to decrease the world's dependence on coal as an energy source are well intentioned. Lower use would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and less demand would lower the environmental risk of coal mining.
Mining news and commentary from around the globe. Daily updates on gold and commodity prices, exploration, mine development and mining company activities.
A constantly updated online Africa mining intelligence service providing up-to-date mining developments and current mine owner, engineer and supplier contact details on over 1 850 African mining projects within Africa to subscribers.
SOUTH32 has unveiled plans today to reduce its exposure to South Africa by announcing a proposal to separately manage its coal operations in the country – a strategy that could see it list the business in Johannesburg.
groundWork is a non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organization working primarily in Southern Africa in the areas of Climate & Energy Justice, Coal, Environmental Health, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, and Waste. groundWork is the South African member of Health Care Without Harm and Friends of the Earth International.
About Shumba Energy. Shumba Energy is a major energy industry player seeking to satisfy growing energy demand, "Powering the future" of Southern Africa.