Kara-Keche coal mine

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The Kara-Keche Coal Mine is an operating surface lignite coal mine in Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan.


The map below shows the location of the mine, 32km south of the town of Bashkugandy, in Jumgal District, Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan.[1]

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The Kara-Keche coal mine is a surface lignite coal mine. It is operated by Kyrgyz Coal State Enterprise, a state-owned coal company. It produced roughly 1.2 million tons of coal in 2020, and is located in the Kara-Keche lignite coalfield.[2][3]


  • Owner: Kyrgyz Coal State Enterprise ("Кыргыз көмүр")
  • Parent Company: Government of Kyrgyzstan
  • Location: 32km south of Bashkugandy, in Jumgal District, Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
  • GPS Coordinates: 41.723924, 74.793377 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1.2 MT (2020)
  • Total Reserves: 313 MT
  • Recoverable Reserves: 191 MT
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 1985
  • Workforce:
  • Source of Financing:

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