Where is the best place to mine coal in Botswana?
This eastern side is well positioned with respect to: existing railway line, power, road and planned railway to ports making coal mining even more feasible. Through new mining houses, Botswana has the opportunity to raise production to between 50 and 100mt/annum especially for power generation (tapping into the SAPP) and export.
How is mining and mineral exploration regulated in Botswana?
Botswana’s mineral exploration and mining operations are regulated by the Department of Geological Survey and the Department of Mines under the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR).
What is majwe mining doing in Botswana?
A local contract, worth US$1.2 billion, has been awarded by Debswana to Majwe Mining, a joint venture between Bothakga Burrow Botswana and Thiess Botswana, to provide diamond mining services. Damtshaa, which means ‘water for tortoises’ in Sesarwa, opened in 2003 and is the newest mine of Debswana, our joint venture with the people of Botswana.
How many prospect mines are there in Botswana?
At the time these mines were surveyed, 15 mines in Botswana were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Botswana has 4 prospect mines. 2 15 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records.