Luling Coal Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Luling Coal Mine (淮北矿业股份有限公司芦岭煤矿) is an underground coal mine located in Luling Town, Yongqiao District, Suzhou City, Anhui Province, China.[1]


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Coal Mine Background

The construction of the Luling Coal Mine began in December 1960 and was put into operation in 1969, with a designed production capacity of 1.5 million tons per year. Reconstruction and expansion were carried out in 1988, and the designed production capacity reached 2.4 million tons per year. [2] The approved production scale in 2019 is 2.4 million tons per year.[3]

At 16:07 on May 13, 2003, a huge gas explosion occurred in the Luling Coal Mine. 81 people have been found dead, and 5 people are still unfound.[4]By the early morning of May 18, 2003, all 86 miners were unfortunately dead.[5]On November 7, 2018, a roofing accident occurred in the Luling Coal Mine, resulting in 1 death.[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Huaibei Mining Group Coal Industry Co., Ltd. Luling Coal Mine[1]
  • Owner: Huaibei Mining Holdings Co.,Ltd.[1]
  • Location: Luling Town, Yongqiao District, Suzhou City, Anhui Province
  • GPS Coordinates: 33.539305, 117.181726
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 2.3 million tonnes per annum [3]
  • Total Resource: 163.4790 million tonnes [6]
  • Mineable Reserves: 89.4830 million tonnes [6]
  • Coal Type: 1/3 Coking coal (Met)[3]
  • Mine Size: 19k㎡[2]
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year:' 1969[2]

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