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Coal
estimates as at 31 December 2009

Thermal Coal

The Coal Reserve and Coal Resource estimates were compiled in accordance with the Australasian Code for Reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (The JORC Code, 2004) as a minimum standard. Where relevant, the estimates were also prepared in compliance with regional codes and requirements (e.g. The SAMREC Code, 2007). The figures reported represent 100% of the Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, the percentage attributable to Anglo American plc is stated separately. Rounding of figures may cause computational discrepancies. During 2009, Anglo Coal was restructured into three discrete business units: Anglo American Metallurgical Coal representing the dominantly export metallurgical coal business located in Australia; Anglo American Thermal Coal representing the dominantly export and domestic thermal coal business, located in South Africa and Colombia; and the Remaining Coal mines and projects located in Canada and Venezuela. THE COAL RESOURCES ARE REPORTED AS ADDITIONAL TO THE COAL RESERVES.

Thermal Coal Reserves(1) ROM Tonnes(3)   Yield(4)   Saleable Tonnes(3)   Saleable Quality(5)
Colombia Attributable %(2) LOM Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008
Cerréjon (OC) 33.3 23     Mt Mt   % %   Mt Mt   kcal/kg kcal/kg
Export Thermal     Proved   646.6 519.3   96.2 96.9   621.4 502.9   6,210 6,200
        Probable   50.7 241.0   96.2 96.9   48.9 233.4   6,210 6,200
        Total   697.3 760.2   96.2 96.9   670.3 736.3   6,210 6,200
Colombia Export Thermal 33.3                         kcal/kg kcal/kg
        Proved   646.6 519.3   96.2 96.9   621.4 502.9   6,210 6,200
        Probable   50.7 241.0   96.2 96.9   48.9 233.4   6,210 6,200
        Total   697.3 760.2   96.2 96.9   670.3 736.3   6,210 6,200
Thermal Coal Reserves(1) ROM Tonnes(3)   Yield(4)   Saleable Tonnes(3)   Saleable Quality(5)
South Africa Attributable %(2) LOM Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008
Goedehoop (UG&OC) 100 10     Mt Mt   % %   Mt Mt   kcal/kg kcal/kg
Export Thermal     Proved   25.5 50.5   59.9 49.9   15.5 26.3   6,240 6,200
        Probable   85.6 81.2   54.5 54.2   47.5 45.1   6,180 6,130
        Total   111.1 131.7   55.7 52.6   63.0 71.4   6,190 6,150
Other Metallurgical     Proved         - 2.0   - 1.0   - 6,990
        Probable         - -   - -   - -
        Total         - 0.8   - 1.0   - 6,990
Greenside (UG) 100 12                          
Export Thermal     Proved   39.8 19.5   59.0 63.2   24.3 12.6   6,190 6,240
        Probable   2.4 12.2   63.0 60.3   1.5 7.5   6,190 6,220
        Total   42.1 31.7   59.2 62.1   25.8 20.1   6,190 6,230
Isibonelo (OC) 100 17                          
Synfuel     Proved   84.5 90.6   100 100   84.6 90.6   4,560 4,660
        Probable   - -   - -   - -   - -
        Total   84.5 90.6   100 100   84.6 90.6   4,560 4,660
Kleinkopje (OC) 100 14                          
Export Thermal     Proved   77.1 81.9   33.8 32.9   26.4 27.3   6,220 6,220
        Probable   21.3 25.4   48.4 49.0   10.4 12.6   6,230 6,230
        Total   98.4 107.4   37.0 36.7   36.8 39.9   6,220 6,220
Domestic Power     Proved         37.5 40.6   29.5 33.2   4,490 4,530
        Probable         - -   - -   - -
        Total         29.4 31.0   29.5 33.2   4,490 4,530
Kriel (UG&OC) 73.0 16                          
Domestic Power     Proved   67.0 82.1   100 100   67.0 82.1   4,790 4,800
        Probable   64.3 62.4   100 100   64.3 62.4   4,500 4,500
        Total   131.3 144.5   100 100   131.3 144.5   4,650 4,670
Landau (OC) 100 11                          
Export Thermal     Proved   48.0 37.5   52.8 50.1   25.1 18.8   6,300 6,270
        Probable   21.4 27.8   50.7 48.4   11.0 13.4   6,370 6,260
        Total   69.5 65.3   52.2 49.4   36.1 32.3   6,320 6,270
Domestic Power     Proved         7.0 10.6   3.4 4.0   4,450 3,340
        Probable         9.1 15.3   2.0 4.2   3,900 4,690
        Total         7.6 12.6   5.4 8.2   4,250 4,040
Mafube (OC) 50.0 20                          
Export Thermal     Proved   35.6 40.6   51.6 54.2   18.4 22.0   6,300 6,290
        Probable   67.3 66.8   36.9 36.9   25.1 24.7   6,280 6,270
        Total   103.0 107.3   42.0 43.4   43.5 46.7   6,290 6,280
Domestic Power     Proved         23.0 28.0   8.2 11.4   5,450 5,380
        Probable         31.3 31.3   21.2 20.9   5,080 5,080
        Total         28.4 30.1   29.4 32.3   5,180 5,190
New Denmark (UG) 100 31                          
Domestic Power     Proved   37.0 41.9   100 100   37.0 41.9   5,090 4,900
        Probable   106.7 87.6   100 100   106.7 87.6   4,940 4,850
        Total   143.7 129.5   100 100   143.7 129.5   4,980 4,870
New Vaal (OC) 100 18                          
Domestic Power     Proved   423.4 444.9   92.1 91.2   404.0 417.6   3,490 3,500
        Probable   - -   - -   - -   - -
        Total   423.4 444.9   92.1 91.2   404.0 417.6   3,490 3,500
Nooitgedacht 5 Seam (UG) 100 3                          
Export Thermal     Proved   1.9 2.9   34.6 39.9   0.7 1.2   6,360 6,200
        Probable   - -   - -   - -   - -
        Total   1.9 2.9   34.6 39.9   0.7 1.2   6,360 6,200
Other Metallurgical     Proved         27.0 30.5   0.5 0.9   6,300 6,510
        Probable         - -   - -   - -
        Total         27.0 30.5   0.5 0.9   6,300 6,510
Zibulo (UG&OC) 73.0 17                          
Export Thermal     Proved   - -   - -   - -   - -
        Probable   99.3 117.7   39.7 40.1   39.5 47.5   6,350 6,340
        Total   99.3 117.7   39.7 40.1   39.5 47.5   6,350 6,340
Domestic Power     Proved         - -   - -   - -
        Probable         37.0 40.5   38.5 49.8   4,880 4,880
        Total         37.0 40.5   38.5 49.8   4,880 4,880
South Africa Export Thermal 86.8                         kcal/kg kcal/kg
        Proved   839.8 892.4   50.3 48.0   110.3 108.2   6,250 6,240
        Probable   468.3 481.0   46.2 46.3   135.0 150.9   6,270 6,240
        Total   1,308.1 1,373.4   47.7 46.5   245.3 259.1   6,260 6,240
South Africa Other Metallurgical 100                         kcal/kg kcal/kg
        Proved         27.0 15.8   0.5 1.9   6,300 6,760
        Probable         - -   - -   - -
        Total         27.0 15.2   0.5 1.9   6,300 6,760
South Africa Domestic Power 92.3                         kcal/kg kcal/kg
        Proved         89.1 88.4   549.1 590.1   3,850 3,870
        Probable         82.5 78.8   232.7 225.0   4,810 4,780
        Total         86.8 85.4   781.8 815.1   4,130 4,120
South Africa Synfuel 100                         kcal/kg kcal/kg
        Proved         100 100   84.6 90.6   4,560 4,660
        Probable         - -   - -   - -
        Total         100 100   84.6 90.6   4,560 4,660
Thermal Coal Reserves(1) ROM Tonnes(3)   Yield(4)   Saleable Tonnes(3)   Saleable Quality(5)
Total Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008
Export Thermal 47.4     Mt Mt   % %   Mt Mt   kcal/kg kcal/kg
    Proved   1,486.4 1,411.6   89.3 88.2   731.7 611.1   6,220 6,500
    Probable   519.0 722.0   59.5 77.0   183.9 384.3   6,250 6,360
    Total   2,005.4 2,133.6   83.2 83.8   915.6 995.4   6,230 6,450
Other Metallurgical 100                       kcal/kg kcal/kg
    Proved         27.0 15.8   0.5 1.9   6,300 6,760
    Probable         - -   - -   - -
    Total         27.0 15.2   0.5 1.9   6,300 6,760
Domestic Power 92.3                       kcal/kg kcal/kg
    Proved         89.1 88.4   549.1 590.1   3,850 3,870
    Probable         82.5 78.8   232.7 225.0   4,810 4,780
    Total         86.8 85.4   781.8 815.1   4,130 4,120
Synfuel 100                       kcal/kg kcal/kg
    Proved         100 100   84.6 90.6   4,560 4,660
    Probable         - -   - -   - -
    Total         100 100   84.6 90.6   4,560 4,660

Mining method: OC = Open Cast, UG = Underground. LOM = Life of Mine in years based on scheduled Ore Reserves.
For the multi-product operations, the ROM tonnage figures apply to each product.
The Saleable tonnage cannot be calculated directly from the ROM reserve tonnage using the air dried yields as presented since the difference in moisture content is not taken into account.
Attributable percentages for country totals are weighted by Saleable tonnes and should not be directly applied to the ROM tonnage.
Additional footnotes appear at the end of the section.

Export Thermal refers to low- to high-volatile thermal coal primarily for export in the use of power generation; quality measured by calorific value (CV).
Other Metallurgical refers to semi soft, soft, hard, semi-hard or anthracite coal, other than Coking Coal, such as pulverized coal injection (PCI) or other general metallurgical coal for the export or domestic market with a wider range of properties than Coking Coal.
Domestic Power refers to low- to high-volatile thermal or semi-soft coal primarily for domestic consumption for power generation; quality measured by calorific value (CV).
Synfuel refers to a coal specifically for the domestic production of synthetic fuel and chemicals; quality measured by calorific value (CV).

Thermal Coal Resources - Mine Leases(6)
  Tonnes   Coal Quality
Colombia Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Cerréjon 33.3     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   1,051.6 667.1   6,480 6,400
    Indicated   270.3 712.8   6,480 6,290
    Measured and Indicated   1,321.9 1,379.9   6,480 6,340
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   40.3 -   6,960 -
Colombia - Mine Leases 33.3           kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   1,051.6 667.1   6,480 6,400
    Indicated   270.3 712.8   6,480 6,290
    Measured and Indicated   1,321.9 1,379.9   6,480 6,340
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   40.3 -   6,960 -
Thermal Coal Resources - Mine Leases(6)
  Tonnes   Coal Quality
South Africa Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Goedehoop 100     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   115.3 135.4   5,030 5,010
    Indicated   82.4 83.8   5,270 5,320
    Measured and Indicated   197.7 219.2   5,130 5,130
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Greenside 100 Measured   - -   - -
    Indicated   - -   - -
    Measured and Indicated   - -   - -
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   13.3 27.7   5,470 5,120
Isibonelo 100 Measured   - -   - -
    Indicated   25.8 25.8   5,250 5,330
    Measured and Indicated   25.8 25.8   5,250 5,330
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Kleinkopje 100 Measured   28.6 31.9   4,990 4,960
    Indicated   - -   - -
    Measured and Indicated   28.6 31.9   4,990 4,960
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Kriel 73.0 Measured   61.8 61.8   5,280 5,280
    Indicated   34.7 34.7   4,710 4,710
    Measured and Indicated   96.5 96.5   5,080 5,080
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Landau 100 Measured   30.4 34.0   5,730 5,750
    Indicated   41.7 66.3   4,600 6,050
    Measured and Indicated   72.1 100.2   5,080 5,950
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Mafube 50.0 Measured   3.8 4.2   5,230 5,300
    Indicated   - -   - -
    Measured and Indicated   3.8 4.2   5,230 5,300
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   10.7 10.7   5,420 5,420
New Denmark 100 Measured   - -   - -
    Indicated   - -   - -
    Measured and Indicated   - -   - -
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   30.6 78.7   5,310 5,840
New Vaal 100 Measured   - 2.5   - 4,230
    Indicated   - -   - -
    Measured and Indicated   - 2.5   - 4,230
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Nooitgedacht 5 Seam 100 Measured   1.1 1.1   4,750 6,240
    Indicated   - -   - -
    Measured and Indicated   1.1 1.1   4,750 6,240
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Zibulo 73.0 Measured   98.0 90.8   4,810 4,480
    Indicated   174.2 220.3   4,910 5,200
    Measured and Indicated   272.2 311.2   4,870 4,990
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   59.2 -   5,430 -
South Africa - Mine Leases 84.9           kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   339.1 361.7   5,070 4,990
    Indicated   358.8 430.9   4,960 5,320
    Measured and Indicated   697.8 792.6   5,020 5,170
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   113.8 117.1   5,400 5,630
Thermal Coal Resources
  Tonnes   Coal Quality
Mine Leases Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Total 52.6     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   1,390.7 1,028.8   6,130 5,900
    Indicated   629.1 1,143.7   5,620 5,930
    Measured and Indicated   2,019.7 2,172.6   5,970 5,920
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   154.0 117.1   5,810 5,630
Thermal Coal Resources - Projects(6)
  Tonnes   Coal Quality
South Africa Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Elders 73.0     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   183.4 87.7   4,940 5,200
    Indicated   30.6 36.6   4,960 5,170
    Measured and Indicated   213.9 124.3   4,940 5,190
Kriel East 73.0 Measured   97.9 41.4   4,930 4,980
    Indicated   22.8 50.8   4,900 4,940
    Measured and Indicated   120.8 92.2   4,920 4,960
New Largo 73.0 Measured   247.1 199.9   4,430 4,000
    Indicated   246.1 186.3   4,230 4,050
    Measured and Indicated   493.2 386.3   4,330 4,020
Nooitgedacht 2+4 Seam 100 Measured   29.9 -   5,320 -
    Indicated   17.1 61.6   5,320 5,320
    Measured and Indicated   47.0 61.6   5,320 5,320
South Rand 73.0 Measured   90.7 36.4   4,780 5,560
    Indicated   156.5 220.7   4,710 5,590
    Measured and Indicated   247.2 257.1   4,740 5,590
Vaalbank 100 Measured   54.6 54.6   3,570 3,900
    Indicated   23.4 23.4   4,440 3,900
    Measured and Indicated   77.9 77.9   3,830 3,900
South Africa - Projects 75.8           kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   703.6 420.0   4,650 4,470
    Indicated   496.4 579.4   4,500 4,910
    Measured and Indicated   1,200.0 999.5   4,590 4,730
Thermal Coal Resources(6)
  Tonnes   Coal Quality
Projects Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Total 75.8     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   703.6 420.0   4,650 4,470
    Indicated   496.4 579.4   4,500 4,910
    Measured and Indicated   1,200.0 999.5   4,590 4,730
Thermal Coal Resources(6)
  Tonnes   Coal Quality
Mine Leases and Projects Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Total 60.8     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   2,094.3 1,448.9   5,640 5,490
    Indicated   1,125.5 1,723.1   5,130 5,590
    Measured and Indicated   3,219.7 3,172.0   5,460 5,540
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   154.0 117.1   5,810 5,630

Attributable percentages for country totals are weighted by Measured and Indicated MTIS.

(1)
Coal Reserves are quoted on a Run Of Mine (ROM) reserve tonnage basis which represents the tonnes delivered to the plant. Saleable reserve tonnage represents the product tonnes produced.
Coal Reserves (ROM and Saleable) are on the applicable moisture basis.
(2)
Attributable (%) refers to 2009 only. For the 2008 Reported and Attributable figures, please refer to the 2008 Annual Report.
(3)
The tonnage is quoted as metric tonnes. ROM tonnages on an As Delivered moisture basis, and Saleable tonnages on a Product moisture basis.
(4)
Yield (%) represents the ratio of Saleable reserve tonnes to ROM reserve tonnes and is quoted on a constant moisture basis or on an air dried to air dried basis. The product yields for Proved, Probable and Total are calculated by dividing the individual Saleable reserves by the total ROM reserves per classification.
(5)
The coal quality for the Coal Reserves is quoted as either Calorific Value (CV) using kilo-calories per kilogram (kcal/kg) units on a Gross As Received (GAR) basis or Crucible Swell Number (CSN). Coal quality parameters for the Coal Reserves for Coking, Other Metallurgical and Export Thermal collieries meet the contractual specifications for coking coal, PCI, metallurgical coal, steam coal and domestic coal. Coal quality parameters for the Coal Reserves for Domestic Power and Domestic Synfuels collieries meet the specifications of the individual supply contracts. CV is rounded to the nearest 10 kcal/kg and CSN to the nearest 0.5 index.
(6)
Coal Resources are quoted on a Mineable Tonnage In-Situ (MTIS) basis in million tonnes which are in addition to those resources which have been modified to produce the reported Coal Reserves. Coal Resources are on an in-situ moisture basis.
(7)
The coal quality for the Coal Resources is quoted on an in-situ heat content as Calorific Value (CV) using kilo-calories per kilogram (kcal/kg) units on a Gross As Received (GAR) basis. CV is rounded to the nearest 10 kcal/kg.
(8)
Inferred (in LOM) refers to Inferred Coal Resources that are included in the life of mine extraction schedule of the respective collieries and are not reported as Coal Reserves. Inferred Coal Resources outside the LOM plan but within the mine lease area are not reported due to a) the uncertainty attached to such resources in that it cannot be assumed that all or part of the Inferred Resource will necessarily be upgraded to Indicated or Measured categories through continued exploration, b) such Inferred Resources do not necessarily meet the requirements of reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction, particularly in respect of future mining and processing economics.
Summary of material changes (±10%) at reporting level
Colombia Cerréjon:
Resources: a gain of 40 Mt Inferred Resources in Mine Plan due to changes in methodology.
South Africa Goedehoop:
Reserves: a gain of 19 Mt due to inclusion of Vlaklaagte resources in mine plan; a loss of 20 Mt resulting from changes in modifying factors.
Greenside:
Reserves: a gain of 15 Mt due to changes in mine plan, increased drilling density, and correction for under reporting in 2008. Resources: a loss of 14 Mt due to exclusion of resources underlying pan pending environmental approval for mining.
Kleinkopje:
Resources: a loss of 3 Mt due to changes in pit shell layout.
Landau:
Reserves: a gain of 11 Mt due to conversion of Navigation West and Schoonie opencast resources. Resources: a loss of 9 Mt due to infrastructure sterilisation.
New Denmark:
Reserves: reclassification of 48 Mt Resources to 25 Mt Reserves due to additional information.
New Vaal:
Reserves: a loss of 3 Mt due to the exclusion of low volatile material and 3 Mt due to operational mining losses.
Zibulo:
Zibulo comprises the Zibulo Mine (formerly Zondagsfontein), the Zondagsfontein West project area and the Oogiesfontein Mine. Proved Reserves have been reclassified as Probable Reserves pending the granting of a mining right. Reserves: a loss of 13 Mt at Zibulo due to change in mining extraction percentage and 3 Mt at Oogiesfontein due to reclassification of reserves following changes in mine planning. Resources: a gain of 59 Mt of S2M Seam at Zibulo due to inclusion of Inferred Resources in the mine plan and a gain of 3 Mt Measured Resources at Oogiesfontein due to reclassification of reserves. A loss of 42 Mt of S5 Seam at Zibulo due to reclassification and change to minimum cut-off thickness, and re-modelling of a transgressive sill.
Elders:
A gain of 51 Mt due to additional information; a gain of 39 Mt due to change from raw to washed product.
Kriel East:
A gain of 29 Mt due to additional exploration information.
New Largo:
A gain of 107 Mt due to additional exploration information.
Nooitgedacht:
A loss of 15 Mt due to reduced interpretation confidence in data combined with a change of cut-off parameters.
Assumption with respect to Mineral Tenure
South Africa:
Granting of 3 remaining Prospecting Rights to Anglo American Thermal Coal for the Vaalbank project is pending. Anglo American Thermal Coal has reasonable expectation that these rights will be granted in due course, and the relevant Project Coal resources have been included in the statement. Granting of the mining rights for Zibulo Colliery (formerly Zondagsfontein and Oogiesfontein) are currently pending. Anglo Inyosi Coal (Pty) Limited has reasonable expectation that these rights will be granted in due course. Anglo American Thermal Coal has been granted Section 11 cession of the Kriel mining right to Anglo Inyosi Coal (Pty) Limited but has not concluded the final agreement. The attributable percentage (73%) reflects therefore the anticipated ownership following conclusion of this agreement.
Royalty Payment South Africa:
Royalty payments are scheduled to commence in April 2010 and have been taken into consideration in economic assessment of the reserves.

Reviews by independent third parties were carried out in 2009 on the following Operations and Project areas: Goedehoop South, Isibonelo, Zibulo, Elders

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Annual Report 2009