Abayskaya coal mine

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The Abayskaya Coal Mine is an operating underground coal mine in Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan.


The map below shows the location of the mine, near Volny, in Abay District, Karaganda (Qaraǵandy) Region, Kazakhstan.[1]

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The Abayskaya coal mine is an underground coal mine. It is operated by ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, the Kazakh subsidiary of ArcelorMittal. It is part of ArcelorMittal's Karaganda Mine Complex, which supplies coal to the ArcelorMittal Temirtau steel plant.[2][3][4]

In January 2008, an explosion at the mine killed 30 miners.[5]


  • Owner: ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC
  • Parent Company: ArcelorMittal
  • Location: Volny, Abay District, Karaganda (Qaraǵandy) Region, Kazakhstan
  • GPS Coordinates: 49.686290, 72.759190 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 1 MT/year
  • Total Reserves:
  • Recoverable Reserves:
  • Coal type:
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1954
  • Workforce: 2,000
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Abaiskaya Coal Mine, Wikimapia, accessed Apr. 2021.
  2. Угольный департамент, ArcelorMittal Temirtau website, accessed Apr. 2021.
  3. Абайская (шахта), Wikipedia (Russian), accessed Apr. 2021.
  4. Шахта «Абайская», MiningWiki.ru, accessed Apr. 2021.
  5. Авария на шахте «Абайская», MiningWiki.ru, accessed Apr. 2021.

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