Almaznaya Coal Mine

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Almaznaya Coal Mine (Шахта Алмазна) is an operating coal mine in Dobropillia, Donetsk, Ukraine.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Almaznaya Coal Mine Dobropillia, Donetsk, Ukraine 48.482036, 37.071834 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating[1] 1922[1]

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
0.75[2] 2023[2] Underground 730* 1059*

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
Bituminous[3] Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Dobropillyavugillya-vydobutok[4][5] Government of Ukraine Ukraine

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


Almaznaya Coal Mine is an underground coal mine in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. The mine used to be part of DTEK Dobropolyeugol, a subsidiary of DTEK Energy.[6] In 2020 DTEK decided to interrupt the lease agreement and in early 2021 returned the mine to the state.[7] Subsequently the mine transitioned under the ownership of State enterprise Dobropillyavugillya-vydobutok.[8]

DTEK Dobropolyeugol includes 5 mines: Novodenetskaya, Almaznaya Coal Mine, Belitskaya Coal Mine, Dobropilska Coal Mine and the smaller Pioneer coal mine.[9] The Almaznaya mine produced 1 million tonnes in 2015 which was the highest production record since 1992.[10]

In 2017, DTEK Dobropolyeugol jointly produced 2.128 Mt of coal.[11] In 2020, it was 2.343 Mt[12] and in 2021 - 2.48 Mt.[13]

The war in Ukraine brought the coal mining complex of Donbas to a state close to critical, for many mines already since 2014. Most of the mines in the occupied territory were flooded. And those in the controlled part of Ukraine barely survive. This issue became especially acute after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022.[14]

The Almaznaya coal mine was assumed mothballed, however as per sources from August 2023 it appeared that the mine was operating as it launched a new longwall with more than 0.9 Mt of reserves, planned to be mined in 2023 and 2024.[14][15] It also appeared to be operating earlier in 2021 as a miner died after being hit by a winch when working underground.[16]

In October 2023, Dobropillyavugillya-vydobutok reported that the company completed the annual mining plan ahead of schedule, producing 0.64 million tonnes of coal.[17] This is joint production of 3 mines of the company that appear to be operating - Almaznaya, Novodonetskaya, and Dobropilska Coal Mine.

  • Owner: SE Dobropillyavugillya-vydobutok (ДП Добропіллявугілля-видобуток)
  • Parent: Government of Ukraine
  • Location: Donestk Oblast, Ukraine
  • Coordinates: 48.4820, 37.0718 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Start year: 1922[6]
  • Production capacity (Mtpa): 1 Mt (2015)[10], 0.93 Mt (2019)[18]
  • Total reserves (Mt):
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Mine type: Underground

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  15. "На шахті «Алмазна» ДП «Добропіллявугілля – видобуток» , що на Донеччині, введена в роботу нова вугільна лава із запасами вугілля більше ніж 900 тис. тонн". August 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. "У Донецькій області шахтар загинув від удару лебідки". 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  18. DTEK, "DTEK Dobropolyeugol miners produced more than 4 million tons of coal in a year", DTEK website, Accessed May 2021