Junkundar Coal Mine

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Location: Junkudar, Jharkhand 828202.
2 km from Khudia near the Jharkhand-Bengal border.
(23.727922, 86.772065)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: MineCoal Mine
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Junkundar Coal Mine, Junkudar, Jharkhand 828202, Tel: +91-.
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1997 mine abandoned.


The former opencast coal mine Junkundar was abandoned in 1997. The huge hollow filled with groundwater after the pumps were shut down, and is now a 40 m deep lake. The company plans to open it for tourism, but it seems they do not intend to create a show mine, they actually think about making it a picknick or bathing spot. The only mining-related activities here are actually having a look at the nearby open cast from an outlook. The main outlook is on top of the slag heap north of the lake.