Hwasun coal mine

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The Hwasun Coal Mine (화순광업소) is an operating underground coal mine in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.


The map below shows the location of the mine, in Dong-myeon, Hwasun County (Hwasun-gun), South Jeolla Province (Jeollanam-do), South Korea.

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The Hwasun 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 132,000 tons of coal in 2018.[1]


  • Owner: Korea Coal Corporation
  • Parent Company: Government of South Korea
  • Location: Dong-myeon, Hwasun County (Hwasun-gun), South Jeolla Province (Jeollanam-do), South Korea
  • GPS Coordinates: 35.032806, 127.0674078 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 0.13 MT (2018)
  • Total Reserves: 38 MT
  • Recoverable Reserves: 19 MT
  • Coal type: Anthracite
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1934
  • Workforce: 186
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 화순광업소, Korea Coal Corporation website, accessed Apr. 2021.

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