Alardinskaya coal mine

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The Alardinskaya coal mine (шахта Алардинская) is an underground coal mine in the Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.

The mine is part of the Yuzhkuzbassugol coal mining complex, which was acquired by Raspadskaya coal mining complex in 2020.[1]


The map below shows the location of the mine, in Malinovka, Kaltansky Urban District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[2]

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Raspadskaya Coal Company, a subsidiary of Evraz, operates the mine and the whole Yuzhkuzbassugol coal mining complex.[1] Evraz announced in December 2021 that it is planning to spin off Raspadskaya Coal Company, but these plans were cancelled in March 2022 due to the sanctions against Russia.[3]

60% is supplied to Evraz ZSMK steel plant and 40% to Raspadskaya washing plant. The steel business of EVRAZ, coke-chemical and steel mills are the main customers of the mine.[4]

In 2022, production was 1.7 million tonnes[5], significantly lower than in 2021 when production reached 3.2 million tonnes.[6][5] The company attributed the decrease in production to increased methane content in coal seams as well as difficult geological conditions.[5]

Safety and Working Conditions

In February 2003, a methane outbreak killed 2 miners and 11 were hospitalized.[7][8]

In November 2021, miners were evacuated due to smoke. There were no casualties.[9]

An article from August 2022 referred to 8 active underground fires in the mines of Kuzbass, including at Alardinskaya, as detected by the Federal Authority for Technical Supervision 'RostechNadzor'. The fires were being managed, but not fully eliminated.[10]

In January 2023, it was reported that the operations of the mine were temporarily suspended following the inspection by Rostechnadzor as the mine was gassed for more than 30 minutes and was also under a risk of dust explosion.[11] Later in June 2023, operations were suspended again for 30 days due to severe safety violations.[12]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Raspadskaya Coal Company
  • Owner: Evraz[5]
  • Location: Malinovka, Kaltansky Urban District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.414136, 87.315216 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Care and Maintenance)
  • Production: 1.7 million tonnes (2022)[5], 3.2 million tonnes (2021)[6], 3.3 million tonnes (2020)[6][13]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 124 million tonnes (2022, Proven and Probable)[6]
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Met)
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1957[8]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Raspadskaya website. "Our History". Retrieved October 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Шахта «Алардинская» (Малиновка) coal mine, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. "Evraz Suspends Demerger of Coal Assets Indefinitely". Wall Street Journal. March 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Raspadskaya. "Our Assets". Retrieved October 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "Финансовые результаты за 2022 год" (PDF). March 2023. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 25 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Raspadskaya website. "2022 Annual Report" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Reuters, "Accident shuts 2nd Evraz coal mine in Russia", Reuters website, Accessed February 2021
  8. 8.0 8.1 Шахта «Алардинская»,, accessed Mar. 2021.
  9. "Горняков эвакуируют с шахты "Алардинская" в Кузбассе из-за задымления". November 16, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "На кузбасских угольных предприятиях полыхают 10 подземных пожаров. Показываем их на карте". August 8, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "В Кузбассе временно закрыли пять шахт из-за нарушений". January 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Суд приостановил работы на шахте в Кузбассе из-за грубейших нарушений". June 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Шахта «Алардинская» увеличила объем добычи до 3 млн тонн угля в год". Energyland. Mar 11, 2022. Retrieved Mar 17, 2022.

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