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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)

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