Darkov coal mine

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Darkov Coal Mine is an underground coal mine in Stonava, Moravian-Silesian, Czech Reuplic.[1]


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OKD operates the mine, which is owned by New World Resources, a publicly listed company. Mining activity has even taking place in the area since the mid 1800s. The mine was first names the Darkov mine in the 1950s. The mine uses underground long wall techniques and has a maximum depth of 1011 metres. [1] The company New World Resources has filed for insolvency and it is expected the the mining operations of OKD, including Darkov mine, will be closed following the completion of the petition. [2]

In 2010 a mine quake led to one fatality and one hospitalisation. The accident occurred 800 metres below ground, two miners were involved. [3]

Mine Details

  • Operator: OKD[1]
  • Owner: New World Resources [4]
  • Location: Stonava, Moravian-Silesian, Czech Reuplic[1]
  • Coordinates: 49.83004269, 18.52566327 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1.65 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)[4]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 8.65 million tonnes (Proven and Probable, 2020) [4]
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal & Met)
  • Mine Type: Underground (Longwall)
  • Start Year: 1800s [1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 OKD, "The Karvina Mine", OKD website, Accessed May 2021
  2. OKD, "New World Resources Suspends Shares on the London Stock Exchange", OKD website, Accessed May 2021
  3. New World Resources, "Fatality at Darkov Mine", NWR website, Accessed May 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 New World Resources, "Darkov Mines", NWR website, Accessed May 2021

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