Lu'an Licun Coal Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Lu'an Licun Coal Mine (山西潞安矿业集团慈林山煤业公司李村煤矿) is a permitted coal mine located in the territory of Changzi County, Shanxi Province, China. The first phase of Licun Coal Mine has an annual production capacity of 3 million tonnes(Mt) per year, while the total capacity could hit 5Mt/year.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the coal mine located in Eastern Licun Village, South of Dabaotou Town, Changzi County, Shanxi, China.

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Coal Mine Background

On July 25th 2012, National Development and Reform Commission has approved the development of Licun Coal Mine located in Lu'an Mining Area of Shanxi Province with a designated production capacity of 3Mt/year for the first phase.[2]

On April 11th 2018, Licun Coal Mine stepped into the stage of experimental operation, which often lasts 1 to 6 months, with the permission from Shanxi Provincial Coal Industry Bureau. It was required to complete the experimental operation by October 11th 2018.[3]

On December 21st 2018, Licun Coal Mine has successfully passed the process of completion check and acceptance prior to formal operation.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Lu'an Mining Group Cilinshan Coal Industrial Co.
  • Parent Company: Lu'an Group
  • Location: Eastern Licun Village, South of Dabaotou Town, Changzi County, Shanxi, China
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.088815,112.862814
  • Status:
    • Phase I: Operating
  • Production Capacity:
    • Phase I: 3 Mt/year
  • Total Resource: 599.23Mt[5]
  • Minable Reserves: 323.19Mt
  • Coal Type: Bituminous(lean coal),anthracite
  • Mine Size: 32.2333k㎡
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year:
    • Phase I: 2018
  • Source of Financing:

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