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 (KCC), 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]

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.[3] The closures are expected to save around ₩600 billion Won to ₩1 trillion Won in government budget.[3]


  • 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


  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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "S. Korea expected to shut down its last 3 coal mines by 2025", Pulse News, 18 Nov. 2022.

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