Batulicin coal mine

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indonesiacoal}}The Batulicin coal mine is located approximately 50 kilometres north of Batulicin, South Kalimantan in Indonesia.


In November 2001 Bumi Resources acquired 80% of PT Arutmin Indonesia (Arutmin) from BHP Minerals Exploration Inc. At the time of acquisition, Arutmin was the fourth largest coal producer in Indonesia.[1] In April 2004, Bumi Resources brought its shareholding in Arutmin up to 99.99% and the following year undertook a minor divestment of its shareholding in KPC. In 2007 Bumi Resources sold a 30% share of the company to Tata Power of India.

Mine Layout

The mine, which is owned by Arutmin, a subsidiary of Bumi Resources, comprises the Ata, Mereh, Saring, Mangkalapi deposits which are located at the east sector of Block 6."

On its website the company states that "Ata coal is characterized by low ash, high sulphur, high Cv -, Mereh & Saring coal is characterized by high ash, low sulphur, low CV. Given the quality differentiation at these deposits, each deposit must be operated as separate unit The Ata coal should be blended with the Mereh and Saring deposits and washed to enhance the marketability of the final product."[2]


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Articles and Resources


  1. Bumi Resources, "Milestone", Bumi Resources website, accessed Jun 2010.
  2. Arutmin, "Operation Locations", Arutmin website, accessed May 2010.

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