Afşin-Elbistan coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Turkey and coal.


The Afşin-Elbistan coal mines are a network of opencast and underground mines, operated by Euas Electricity Generation Company (Elektrik Üretim A.Ş, EÜAŞ) with a capacity of 14 million tonnes per annum, in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.[1]

The mines provide fuel to the proposed Afşin-Elbistan power complex. The complex includes the Afşin-C, Afşin-D, Afşin-E, and Kışlaköy mines.


The map below shows the exact location of the Afşin-Elbistan mines in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

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Euas Electricity Generation Company (Elektrik Üretim A.Ş, EÜAŞ) owns the mine.[2]

Mine Details

  • Owner: Euas Electricity Generation Company (Elektrik Üretim A.Ş, EÜAŞ)
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
  • GPS coordinates: 38.340685, 37.082979 (exact)
  • Mine status: operating[2]
  • Production: 14 million tonnes per annum[2]
  • Reserves: 3400 million tonnes resources in basin[2]; with 4840 million tonnes (2013)[3]
  • Start year: 1981
  • Coal type: lignite
  • Mine type: surface and underground
  • Power station: Afşin-Elbistan power complex

Articles and resources


  1. Philip M. Mobbs, "2010 Minerals Yearbook: Turkey", United States Geological Survey, April 2012, page 56.7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Association of British Mining Equipment Companies, Turkey Mining Overview, March 2019.
  3. Prospects for coal and clean coal technologies in Turkey, IEA Clean Coal Center], July 2014

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