Silaogou Coal Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Silaogou Coal Mine (大同煤业股份有限公司四老沟矿) is an underground coal mine located in Silaogou Street, Datong City, Shanxi Province, China.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the exact location of the mine.

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Coal Mine Background

Silaogou Coal Mine belongs to Datong Coal Industry Co., Ltd. It has a long history. After Japan invaded China in 1937, the Japanese seized the mine for looting and exploitation. After the Japanese retreated in 1945, the mine was flooded. In 1952, Silaogou Coal Mine began to resume production. After several reconstructions and expansions, the designed production capacity has reached 3.0 million tons/year.[2]As of the end of January 2021, the approved production capacity was 3.2 million tons/year. [3]

On June 12, 2009, a roofing accident occurred in Silaogou Coal Mine, and 8 miners were trapped. After the rescue, 8 people successfully escaped.[4]

Project Details

  • Operator: Datong Coal Industry Co., Ltd. Silaogou Coal Mine[1]
  • Owner: Jinneng Holding Group Co., Ltd.[1]
  • Location: Silaogou Street, Datong City, Shanxi Province
  • GPS Coordinates: 39.981777, 113.032229
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 3.2 million tonnes per annum[3]
  • Total Resource: 118.1154 million tonne[5]
  • Mineable Reserves: 24.5290 million tonne[5]
  • Coal Type: Weakly-caking coal, Non-caking coal(Thermal, Met)[2]
  • Mine Size: 29.83 k㎡[5]
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1952[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 大同煤业股份有限公司四老沟矿, 企查查, Accessed August 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 大同煤业股份有限公司四老沟矿采矿权评估报告, 山西大地评估规划勘测有限公司, October 15, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 全省生产煤矿生产能力公告 (As of the end of January 2021), 山西省能源局, February 9, 2021
  4. 四老沟矿顶板事故发生原因分析与防治, 道客巴巴, Accessed August 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 大同煤业股份有限公司四老沟矿采矿权转让公示信息, 山西省自然资源厅, May 8, 2017

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