Zhundong Surface Mine (Wucaiwan No.3 Surface Mine
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Zhundong Surface Mine (Wucaiwan No.3 Surface Mine) (神华新疆吉木萨尔能源有限责任公司准东露天煤矿（一期）（五彩湾矿区三号露天矿）) is located in Santai Town, Jimsar County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.
The undated satellite photo below shows the coal mine located in Santai Town, Jimsar County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.
Coal Mine Background
The Zhundong Surface Mine (Wucaiwan No.3 Surface Mine) is operated by Shenhua Xinjiang Jimsar Energy Co., Ltd. It is a large scale modern coal mine invested by National Energy Investment Group.Wucaiwan mining area in Zhundong Coalfield has a coal-bearing area of 901km2 and a coal resource of 30800.0Mt. The mining area is divided into 6 mines (wells) and one exploration area, with a construction scale of 115.0Mt/a, of which the construction scale of the No. 3 surface coal mine is 20.0Mt/a (10.00Mt/a for the first phase of the project). The first phase of the Zhundong Surface Mine completed in May 2014 and passed the environmental acceptance in January 2016 and officially put into operation. On July 7, 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the first phase of the No. 3 surface coal mine with a construction scale of 8 million tons per year.
- Sponsor: Shenhua Xinjiang Jimsar Energy Co., Ltd.
- Parent Company: National Energy Investment Group(100%)
- Location: Santai Town, Jimsar County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.
- GPS Coordinates: 44.836767，89.148398(exact)
- Status: Operating
- Production Capacity: 8Mt/a
- Total Resource: 1772.8Mt
- Minable Reserves: 1447.35Mt
- Coal Type: bituminous( non-caking coal)
- Mine Size: 24.49k㎡
- Mine Type: Surface
- Start Year: 2016
- Total Investment: RMB 6076.29 million
Articles and resources
- "新疆准东煤田五彩湾矿区三号露天煤矿可行性研究报告"内蒙古自治区工程咨询协会网，December 26, 2019
- "关于新疆准东煤田五彩湾矿区三号露天煤矿（神华新疆能源有限责任公司准东露天煤矿2000万吨/年）竣工环境保护验收合格的函"中国环境生态部网，February 2, 2016
- "昌吉州发改委关于申请新疆准东煤田五彩湾矿区三号露天煤矿一期1000万吨/年调整为800万吨/年节能报告审查的请示"昌吉回族自治州人民政府网，December 7, 2017