Dogye coal mine

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The Dogye Coal Mine (도계광업소) is an operating underground coal mine in Gangwon Province, South Korea.


The map below shows the location of the mine, in Dogye Town (Dogye-eup), Samcheok City (Samcheok-si), Gangwon Province (Gangwon-do), South Korea.

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The Dogye coal mine is an underground anthracite coal mine. It is operated by Korea Coal Corporation, the state-owned South Korean coal-mining company. It produced 250,000 tons of coal in 2018.[1]

In June 2020, one miner was killed and another injured in an accident at the mine.[2]


  • Owner: Korea Coal Corporation
  • Parent Company: Government of South Korea
  • Location: Dogye Town (Dogye-eup), Samcheok City (Samcheok-si), Gangwon Province (Gangwon-do), South Korea
  • GPS Coordinates: 37.2265889, 129.0440739 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 0.25 MT (2018)
  • Total Reserves: 47 MT
  • Recoverable Reserves: 29 MT
  • Coal type: Anthracite
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1936
  • Workforce: 324
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 도계광업소, Korea Coal Corporation website, accessed Apr. 2021.
  2. Yang Beom-soo, 강원 삼척 도계광업소 갱내 매몰 사고로 2명 사상, Chosun Biz, 26 June 2020.

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