Proven coal reserves top countries 2017 | Statistic
This statistic shows the proven coal reserves of the top ten countries worldwide as of 2017. Proven coal reserves, according to the source, are quantities of coal that are confirmed by geological,3 Coal Resource, Reserve, and Quality Assessments | Coal,,naturally occurring deposits in such forms and amounts that economic extraction is currently or potentially feasible (Wood et al., 1983). Coal reserve is a more restrictive term describing the part of the coal resource that can be mined economically, at the present time, given existing environmental, legal, and technological constraints (Wood et al., 1983).The 10 biggest coal mines in the world - Mining Technology,The Mt Arthur coal mine located in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia, is the world’s seventh largest coal mine by reserve. Recoverable coal reserves at Mt Arthur as of June 2013 were 1,049Mt (585Mt proven and 464Mt probable). The mine is owned and operated by BHP Billiton.