DMT investigates underground fires in Zimbabwe

Mining consultants from DMT GROUP have been commissioned by Hwange Colliery Limited (HCCL) to investigate the cause of underground fires in the mining town of Hwange, Zimbabwe.

A number of fires that have emerged there in disused excavation sites are currently causing concern, and have already led the colliery to introduce mitigation measures to reduce the effect on the local community.

Leading the investigation are DMT’s exploration geologists Thumbha Chabalala from our South African branch and EurGeol. Dr. Hartwig Gielisch from DMT in Germany, who has long-term experience researching and helping to combat coal fires.
The team is expected to finish the investigation and present their extinguishing strategy to the colliery management and the Government in March.
Read the full story in the Herald press release