Jangseong coal mine

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

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, in Jangseong-dong, Taebaek City (Taebaek-si), Gangwon Province (Gangwon-do), South Korea.

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Background

The Jangseong 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 270,000 tons of coal in 2018.[1]

Nine miners were killed in an accident at the Jangseong mine in February 2012.[2]

Details

  • Owner: Korea Coal Corporation
  • Parent Company: Government of South Korea
  • Location: Jangseong-dong, Taebaek City (Taebaek-si), Gangwon Province (Gangwon-do), South Korea
  • GPS Coordinates: 37.1057986, 129.0051772 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 0.27 MT (2018)
  • Total Reserves: 154 MT
  • Recoverable Reserves: 25 MT
  • Coal type: Anthracite
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1936
  • Workforce: 523
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 장성광업소, Korea Coal Corporation website, accessed Apr. 2021.
  2. Lee Jae-hyun, 탄광사고로 9명 사상자 난 장성광업소 어떤 곳, Yonhap News, 5 Feb. 2012.

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