Cheonseong Youth Coal Mine

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Cheonseong Youth Coal Mine (Chunsung, 천성청년탄광) is an underground coal mine in North Pyongan Province, North Korea.[1]


The map below shows the approx. location of the coal mine in Eunsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea.

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The mine is part of Suncheon Coal mine Complex. Located in the northern region of South Pyongan Province, the mine complex is composed of Cheonseong Youth Coal Mine, Shinchang Youth Coal Mine, February 8 Jikdong Coal Mine, Hallyeong Coal Mine, and Ryeongdae Coal Mine.[2][3]

The coal mine was developed in 1958.[3]

According to the National Institute for National Unification, reserves are 70 million tonnes, the production capacity is 1 million tonnes per year, and the production as of 2005 was about 12,000 tonnes.[3] A more recent source - 2020 KDB Industry Report - refers to the annual production of 300,000 tonnes and the same reserves estimate.[4]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Suncheon District Coal Mine Association Enterprise
  • Owner: Government of North Korea
  • Location: Eunsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea
  • Coordinates: 40.2682, 125.1796 (approx.)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Start year: 1958
  • Production (Mtpa): 0.3[4]
  • Total reserves (Mt): 70[3][4]
  • Coal type: Anthracite[2]
  • Mine type: Underground

Articles and Resources


  1. North Korea Information Portal, National Mining Status, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 "USGS 2017–2018 Minerals Yearbook" (PDF). 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "National Mining Status (translated)". Retrieved March 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 [download at the bottom of the page, info on page 270-271 (2021). "2020 The North Korea's Industry - Volume 1".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)