CSA coal mine

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This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor and the Center for Media and Democracy.

CSA coal mine also known as Czechoslovak Army Mine (Lom ČSA) is a coal mine in the North Bohemian Basin region of the Czech Republic.


The satellite photo below shows the location of CSA Mine, located in the North Bohemian Basin region of the Czech Republic, where Lake Komořany formally existed.[1]

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Sev.en Energy operates CSA.[2] Pavel Tykac is the "sole ultimate beneficiary" of Sev.en Energy, formally known as Czech Coal.[3]

The USGS reports that production of the CSA Mine operates at approximately 5.2 million tonnes a year and is scheduled to in approximately 2020. However, it notes that "the Czech Coal Group claimed that if restrictions are lifted, the mine could operate until at least 2061. The expansion of the mine would require the relocation of the residents of Cernice and Horni Jirentin." The USGS also reports that the Vrsany coal mine has current production rates of about 7.9 Mt/yr and is "expected to be able to continue operations until 2052."[4]

Sev.en notes "Should those restrictions remain in place by 2020, operations are due to end around 2024, after which work will start on mothballing or reclaiming the mine."[2] If operations end, the pit may be made into a lake.[5]

Project Details

  • Owner: Sev.en Energy[2]
  • Parent company: Pavel Tykač and Jan Dienstl[6]
  • Location: North Bohemian Basin, Czech Republic
  • GPS coordinates: 50.54268, 13.525303
  • Mine status: Operating[2]
  • Start year: 1901[5]
  • Mineable reserves: 750 million tonnes[2]
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 5.2 million tonnes per annum[4]
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees: 4,457 (2011)[6]

Articles and resources


  1. Google Maps Povrchový lom ČSA Google, accessed Nov. 23, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Sev.en Energy BUSINESS AREAS Organizational website, accessed Nov 23, 2019
  3. Sev.en Energy group profile 2019 annual report, accessed Nov 23, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mark Brininstool, "The Mineral Industry of the Czech Republic", U.S. Geological Survey, March 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ing. Pavel Kounovský, Ing. Ingrid Jarošová SANACE A REKULTIVACE LOMU ČSA Litvínovská uhelná a.s., 2007
  6. 6.0 6.1 Most Czech Coal begins with a decline in mining at the ČSA Mine Deník.cz, Oct 10, 2012

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External resources

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