Demirhan Coal Mines

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Demirhan Coal Mines are a group of four surface mines between Malkara, Tekirdağ and Uzunköprü, Edirne in Turkey. The mines are Doğanköy, Taşumurca, Harmanlı and Çavuşlu.[1][2]


The map below shows the approximate location of the mine.

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Demirhan Mining Company started operations in the region in 1996 with underground mining. However, they transitioned into surface mining in 2008 because of high risks and costs associated with underground mining.[1]

According to a 2017 interview with the company's board of directors, the four mines have the combined capacity to produce 2 million tons a year, but produce only 250 thousand tons a year on average. Out of the 250 thousand tons production, 70% is sold to be used in the manufacturing industry, and the remaining 30% for household heating. The four sites employed 200 workers in 2017. In the same interview, board member Oktay Bakırhan stated that there were two proposed coal-powered power plant projects in the region, and that they were intending to increase their production to 1 million tons to meet the demand of these proposed plants.[1]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Demirhan Madencilik
  • Owner: Demirhan Madencilik
  • Location: Malkara district, Tekirdağ province, Turkey / Uzunköprü district, Edirne province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 41.075270, 26.838081 (Approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 2 million tons per year
  • Production: 0.25 million tons per year
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mine Type: Surface Mine
  • Start Year: 1996
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "İş Dünyası TV Programı'na Katıldık". 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Bize Ulaşın". Demirhan Madencilik. Retrieved July 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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