Butterwell mine

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Butterwell Mine was an open-cut coal mine near Morpeth in Northumberland, England. The mine, which closed in 2016, was owned and operated by UK Coal.


The map below shows the approximate location of the now-closed mine in Northumberland, England.

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The mine was commissioned in 2011/2012.[1] On its website, UK Coal states that operations started in October 2011 "with coal production starting in May 2012.[2]

The planning permission for the mine was for a total of 1 million tonnes of coal to be extracted over 41 months. Planning permission was granted in May 2011.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. UK Coal, "UK Coal Plc: Interim Report 2012", August 2012, page 6.
  2. UK Coal, "Butterwell: Using rail to transport coal to market", UK Coal website, accessed October 2012.
  3. Northumberland County Council, "Butterwell Opencast coal site", Northumberland County Council website, accessed October 2012.

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