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Coal
estimates as at 31 December 2009

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.

Remaining Coal Reserves(1) ROM Tonnes(3)   Yield(4)   Saleable Tonnes(3)   Saleable Quality(5)
Canada Attributable %(2) LOM Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008
Trend (OC) 74.8 14     Mt Mt   % %   Mt Mt   kcal/kg kcal/kg
Export Thermal     Proved   20.6 10.4   1.9 2.0   0.4 0.2   5,300 5,660
      Probable   2.5 4.2   1.9 2.8   0.1 0.1   5,300 5,660
      Total   23.0 14.6   1.9 2.2   0.5 0.3   5,300 5,660
                            CSN CSN
Coking     Proved         61.6 68.0   13.3 7.4   7.0 7.0
      Probable         59.7 67.3   1.6 3.0   7.0 7.0
      Total         61.4 67.8   14.9 10.4   7.0 7.0
Remaining Coal Reserves(1) ROM Tonnes(3)   Yield(4)   Saleable Tonnes(3)   Saleable Quality(5)
Venezuela Attributable %(2) LOM Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008
Guasare (OC) 24.9 21     Mt Mt   % %   Mt Mt   kcal/kg kcal/kg
Export Thermal     Proved   127.7 136.6   100 100   127.7 141.1   7,180 7,320
      Probable   16.2 -   100 -   16.2 -   7,240 -
      Total   143.9 136.6   100 100   143.9 141.1   7,190 7,320
Remaining Coal Reserves(1) ROM Tonnes(3)   Yield(4)   Saleable Tonnes(3)   Saleable Quality(5)
Canada and Venezuela Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008   2009 2008
Export Thermal 25.0     Mt Mt   % %   Mt Mt   kcal/kg kcal/kg
    Proved   148.2 147.0   99.7 99.8   128.1 141.3   7,170 7,320
    Probable   18.7 4.2   99.7 2.8   16.3 0.1   7,240 5,660
    Total   166.9 151.2   99.7 99.8   144.4 141.4   7,180 7,320
Coking 74.8                       CSN CSN
    Proved         61.6 52.4   13.3 7.4   7.0 7.0
    Probable         59.7 46.7   1.6 3.0   7.0 7.0
    Total         61.4 49.2   14.9 10.4   7.0 7.0
Remaining Coal Resources - Mine Leases(6)   Tonnes   Coal Quality
Canada Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Trend (OC) 74.8     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   19.9 -   6,500 -
    Indicated   5.4 -   6,500 -
    Measured and Indicated   25.3 -   6,500 -
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   1.4 2.4   6,500 7,500
Remaining Coal Resources - Mine Leases(6)   Tonnes   Coal Quality
Venezuela Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Guasare (OC) 24.9     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   - 26.9   - 7,910
    Indicated   - 79.5   - 7,860
    Measured and Indicated   - 106.5   - 7,870
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   - -   - -
Remaining Coal Resources - Mine Leases(6)   Tonnes   Coal Quality
Canada and Venezuela Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Total 74.8     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   19.9 26.9   6,500 7,910
    Indicated   5.4 79.5   6,500 7,860
    Measured and Indicated   25.3 106.5   6,500 7,870
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   1.4 2.4   6,500 7,500

Mining method: OC = Open Cast. 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.

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).
Coking refers to a high-, medium- or low-volatile semi-soft, soft or hard coking coal primarily for blending and use in steel industry; quality measured as crucible swell number (CSN).

Remaining Coal Resources - Projects(6)   Tonnes   Coal Quality
Canada Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Belcourt Saxon 37.4     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   166.7 -   7,000 -
    Indicated   4.2 -   7,000 -
    Measured and Indicated   170.9 -   7,000 -
Roman Mountain 74.8           kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   21.1 18.2   6,970 6,810
    Indicated   7.5 6.3   6,970 6,810
    Measured and Indicated   28.6 24.5   6,970 6,810
Canada - Projects 42.8           kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   187.8 18.2   7,000 6,810
    Indicated   11.7 6.3   6,980 6,810
    Measured and Indicated   199.5 24.5   7,000 6,810
Remaining Coal Resources - Projects(6)   Tonnes   Coal Quality
Canada and Venezuela Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Total 42.8     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   187.8 18.2   7,000 6,810
    Indicated   11.7 6.3   6,980 6,810
    Measured and Indicated   199.5 24.5   7,000 6,810
Remaining Coal Resources - Mine Leases and Projects(6)   Tonnes   Coal Quality
Canada and Venezuela Attributable %(2) Classification   2009 2008   2009 2008
Total 46.4     MTIS(6) MTIS(6)   kcal/kg(7) kcal/kg(7)
    Measured   207.7 45.1   6,950 7,460
    Indicated   17.1 85.9   6,830 7,790
    Measured and Indicated   224.8 131.0   6,940 7,670
    Inferred (in LOM)(8)   1.4 2.4   6,500 7,500

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
Canada
Trend:
Reserves: a gain of 9 Mt due to a change in stripping ratio resulting from economic assumptions. Resources: a gain of 25 Mt due to changes in classification methodology and cut-off parameters.
Belcourt-Saxon:
Resources: a gain of 171 Mt due to the project being reported for the first time in 2009.
Roman Mountain:
Resources: a gain of 4 Mt due to additional drilling information.
China
Xiwan:
The Xiwan Project reported in 2008 is currently subject to finalisation of disposal to a third party. Resources are therefore excluded from the 2009 estimates.
Venezuela
Guasare:
The resource and reserve statement supplied by Carbones del Guasare has not been validated by Anglo American Thermal Coal. 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 106 Mt due to conversion to reserves and a reclassification of Measured and Indicated to Inferred resources.
Assumption with respect to Mineral Tenure
Venezuela:
Although the Carbones del Guasare mining concession terminates in 2013, Coal Reserves and Resources in the Mine Lease that may be included in a mine plan beyond this date are included in the 2009 statement.

Reviews by independent third parties were carried out in 2009 on the following Operations and Project areas: Trend, Roman Mountain

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Annual Report 2009