Chaochuan Coal Mine No.1 Well

From Global Energy Monitor

Chaochuan Coal Mine No.1 Well (平顶山天安煤业股份有限公司朝川矿一井) is an underground coal mine located in Xiaotun Town, Ruzhou City, Pingdingshan City, Henan Province, China.[1]


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Coal Mine Background

Chaochuan Coal Mine is the second largest main coking coal base in Henan Province. It started construction in 1970 and was put into operation in 1978-1980. Chaochuan Coal Mine had three production wells with a 1.2 million tons/year design production capacity. [2] Chaochuan Coal Mine No.1 Well was built in 1970 and was simply put into operation in 1980.[3] In 2014, Chaochuan Coal Mine No.2 Well was shut down for protection, and Chaochuan Coal Mine No.3 Well was closed due to exhaustion of coal resources in 2011.[4] The approved production capacity in 2020 was 1.8 million tons/year.[5]

Project Details

  • Operator: Pingdingshan Tianan Coal Industry Co., Ltd. Chaochuan Coal Mine[1]
  • Owner: China Pingmei Shenma Energy and Chemical Group Co., Ltd.[1]
  • Location: Xiaotun Town, Ruzhou City, Pingdingshan City, Henan Province
  • GPS Coordinates: 34.055418, 112.894730
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 1.80 million tonnes per annum [5]
  • Total Resource: 82.2960 million tonne[5]
  • Mineable Reserves: 31.5890 million tonnes[5]
  • Coal Type: Lean coal (Met)[6]
  • Mine Size: 26 k㎡[3]
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1980[3]

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