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MARGAM OPENCAST COAL MINE, CEFN CRIBWR

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NPRN 410802

Map Reference SS88SE

Grid Reference SS8560084000

Unitary (Local) Authority Bridgend

Old County Glamorgan

Community Cefn Cribwr

Type of Site OPEN CAST MINE

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period 21st Century, Modern

Site Description Margam opencast coal mine, near the villages of Cefn Cribwr and Kenfig Hill, produces some 350,000 tonnes per year of coking coal; it has been in operation since 2001 and is a continuation of the earlier Park Slip West site. It covers an area of about 196ha and the working area is up to 120m deep. Some of the output is taken to the nearby processing and distribution centre at Onllwyn (nprn 306037) where it is blended with coal from other sites for delivery to Aberthaw Power Station (nprn 269878). The main seams worked range from the Two Feet Nine Seam to the Bute Seam.
(Source: Celtic Energy)
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 07 May 2010.

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