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Deutsche Steinkohle (DSK) Coal Mine

Producer of



Saar, Ruhr and Ibbenbüren basins, Western Germany


Deutsche Steinkohle AG (100%)

Geology type

Carboniferous coal measures

Mineral type

Hard coking coal, steam coal and anthracite

Reserve base

23,000Mt to a depth of 1,200m (Ruhr coalfield)

Annual production

20.7Mt (2006)

Mining method

Highly mechanised underground longwall mining

Coal processing

Washing to produce saleable coal for power station fuel and coke production


35,400 (2006)

Key equipment (underground)

Eickhoff shearers

DBT face supports, armoured face conveyors and other coal and materials transport systems

Saartech face supports and transport systems

Hauhinco hydraulic pumps and equipment

Deilmann-Haniel drill rigs, winches and shaft equipment

Wirth-Paurat roadheaders

Paus underground transport vehicles siemag transplan hoisting systems and shaft equipment

Carbotech roof support systems

Phoenix and nilos belt conveyors

Siemens electrical equipment and systems

Funke + Huster control and communications systems

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