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 MTPA[2]
  • Mineable reserves: 5000 MT
  • 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 Association of British Mining Equipment Companies, Turkey Mining Overview, March 2019.

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