Afyonkarahisar-Dinar coal mine

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The Afyonkarahisar-Dinar coal mine is proposed project in Konya province, Turkey. The Afyonkarahisar-Dinar coalfield harbors 1 billion tonnes of coal and the mine would supply Dinar Uluköy power station.[1]

The project is currently being managed by Turkey's General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, the Maden Tetkik ve Arama Genel Müdürlüğü, or MTA.


The map below shows the approximate location of the Afyonkarahisar-Dinar project in Konya, Turkey.

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In 2017, Ali Özkaya, an MP for the governing AK Party representing Afyonkarahisar, said that work on the mines in the region had begun and would continue for two years, together with the power station site survey, after which construction on the power station was planned to begin (in 2019),[2] and in May 2018 he said that the number of boring machines had been increased to 16 working 24 hours a day.[3] As of 2018 studies of the coalfield's investment potential continue.[4]

Mine Details

  • Owner: TBD
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Konya, Turkey
  • GPS coordinates: 38.064, 30.167 (approximate)
  • Mine status: proposed
  • Production:
  • Mineable reserves: 1000 MT
  • Start year:
  • Coal type: lignite
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type:

Articles and resources


  1. Baris Şimsek, Seven billion tons of lignite reserves to be converted into electricity, Daily Sabah, February 20, 2017.
  2. Milletvekili Özkaya'dan İncelemeler, Milliyet, June 24, 2017
  3. Termik Santral Gündemde, Umut Dinar, 15 May 2018
  4. Kara elmastan 350 milyar dolar,Sabah, Jan. 2018

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