Amsdorf Coal Mine

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Amsdorf Coal Mine is a coal mine in the state of Saxony, Germany.


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Amsdorf Mine is a fairly small lignite mine which began operations in 1959. It is is operated by the chemicals company Romonta Bergwerks Holding, which uses the highly bituminous coal mainly to manufacture crude montan wax (of which Romonta is one of the world’s largest producers). The mine has an expected life span through 2025 to 2030.[1]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Romonta
  • Owner: Romonta
  • Location: Saxony, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.4591, 11.7179 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Start year: 1959[1]
  • Production capacity (Mtpa): 0.3[2]
  • Total reserves (Mt):
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Mine size (Km2): 2[3]
  • Workforce size:
  • Primary consumer:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Germany’s three lignite mining regions", Clean Energy Wire, August 7, 2018.
  2. Die deutsche Braunkohlenwirtschaft, Agora Energiewende, accessed June 2022.
  3. Die deutsche Braunkohlenwirtschaft, The Oeko-Institut, accessed June 2022.