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.
The Dogye coal mine is an underground anthracite coal mine. It is operated by Korea Coal Corporation (KCC), the state-owned South Korean coal-mining company. It produced 250,000 tons of coal in 2018.
In June 2020, one miner was killed and another injured in an accident at the mine.
In March 2022, the South Korean government reached an agreement with a union under the KCC to shutter its Dogye, Hwasun, and Jangseong mines by 2025 due to decreasing coal output. The closures are expected to save around ₩600 billion Won to ₩1 trillion Won in government budget.
- Operator: Korea Coal Corporation
- Owner: 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
- 도계광업소, Korea Coal Corporation website, accessed Apr. 2021.
- Yang Beom-soo, 강원 삼척 도계광업소 갱내 매몰 사고로 2명 사상, Chosun Biz, 26 June 2020.
- "S. Korea expected to shut down its last 3 coal mines by 2025", Pulse News, 18 Nov. 2022.