Zemestan-Yurt coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

Zemestan-Yurt Coal Mine (زمستان-یورت) is a coal mine in Azadshahr, Iran.


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On 3 May 2017, an explosion occurred at a depth of 1,200 meters in a tunnel of the Zemestan-Yurt coal mine, Golestan Province, Iran, when miners were trying to power a locomotive using an external battery. 42 people were killed in the accident and at least 75 injured, primarily from burns and inhalation of toxic gas.[1][2]

Mine Details

  • Operator: N/A
  • Owner: N/A
  • Location: Azadshahr, Golestan, Iran
  • Coordinates: 37.02810872 55.29398914 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 0.036 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Met)
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Workforce Size: 500
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Iran coal mine death toll confirmed as 35". Agencia EFE. 8 May 2017.
  2. "Iranian state TV: Death toll in mine explosion rises to 42". AP. 9 May 2017.