Soko Coal Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Soko Coal Mine is an underground operation near Sokobanja, Zaječar, Serbia.[1]


The photo below shows the exact location of the mine.

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The mine has a history of methane accidents. On April 1 2022, eight miners were killed and 18 injured when a shaft collapsed, and according to the Mining and Energy ministry, lead to "a sudden penetration of methane into the working space." In 1998, 27 miners died in an explosion at the mine.[2]

According to the Ministry of Energy, the mine produced between 80,000 tonnes per annum and 125,000 tonnes per annum from 2010-2014.[1]

Project Details

  • Owner:Rudnik MrKog Uglja Soko
  • Parent Company: State-owned
  • Location: Sokobanja, Zaječar, Serbia
  • GPS coordinates: 43.63458, 22.00681 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Coal type: Subbituminous
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Mine depth:
  • Production: 80,000 tonnes per annum - 125,000 tonnes per annum (historic)[1]
  • Start year:
  • Mineable reserves:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Milanko Savic (Republic Mining Inspector),Underground Methane-Rich Coal Mines of Serbia,UNECE, 2015
  2. Eight killed as coal mine shaft in Serbia collapses, Reuters, April 1, 2022

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