Afşin-Elbistan lignite mines

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The Afşin-Elbistan lignite mines are a series (currently only one) of coal mines on the Afşin-Elbistan coal field in Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey. Kışlaköy mine is in use, Çöllolar shutdown due to a collapse, and Afşin-C/D/E are proposed.[1] Afşin-Elbistan contains about 5 billion tonnes of low quality lignite, one third of Turkey's coal. About one tenth of this has been used to supply the local Afşin-Elbistan power complex.[1]

Kışlaköy mine

This mine is operated by Afşin Elbistan Linyitleri (AEL). 8 million 600 thousand tonnes were mined in 2017 with 14 million tonnes planned for 2018.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Afşin-Elbistan Coal Power Plants,Önder Algedik, Dec. 2015.
  2. Afşin Elbistan işletmesi hedef büyüttü,Anadolu Ajans, 4 Dec. 2017.

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Wikipedia:Elbistan coalfield

Wikipedia:Afşin-C coal mine

Wikipedia:Afşin-D coal mine

Wikipedia:Afşin-E coal mine

Wikipedia:Çöllolar coal mine

Wikipedia:Kışlaköy coal mine