Mulia and Asam-asam coal mines

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The Mulia and Asam-asam coal mines operate together. Most of the output from the Mulia mine is used for a domestic coal-fired power station.


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, consists of Mulia; west and north Asam-asam, Block C, and the Jumbang coal deposits. On its website the company states that "the extremely low ash and sulphur contents of this sub-bituminous coal make it clean-burning". It also states that the Mulia and Asam-asam mines "production advantages are the low strip ratio, thick coal seams, and access to existing transport and barge facilities at Satui mine. Mulia and Asam-asam coal is crushed but requires no washing."[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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