Apsatsky coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Apsatsky coal mine (Апсатский разрез) is a mothballed surface coal mine in the Kalarsky district of the Zabaykalsky Krai in Russia.[1]


The map below shows the exact location of the Apsatsky coal deposit, 35km north of Novaya Chara village, in Kalarsky district, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia.[2]

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The mine is operated by Arcticheskiye Razrabotki LLC, a subsidiary of SUEK. The Apsatsky coal mine was the 2nd largest producer of coking coal in Russia.[3]

It produced about 0.6 million tonnes of coal per year in 2018/2019, 0.135 million in 2020.[4]

In 2018-2019, there was an expansion plan to increase production to 3.5 million tonnes by 2024.

SUEK has mothballed the mine in the second half of 2020 due to lower coal prices.[3]

The mine's reserves are still reported in SUEK's 2021 annual report at 70 Mt (2021)[5], but the mine is not not listed as part of the operations assets on SUEK's website (as of September 2022).

Mine Details

  • Operator: Arcticheskiye Razrabotki LLC
  • Owner: Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
  • Location: Novaya Chara village, Kalarsky district, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 57.12143275707, 118.19806103982644 (exact)
  • Status: Mothballed (October 2020)[3]
  • Production Capacity: 0.6 Mt (2018 production)[1][6], 0.6 Mt (2019)[4], 0.14 Mt (2020)[4]
  • Total Resource: 70 Mt[5]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Met)[7]
  • Mine Type: Surface[7]
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "An expanded asset base," "SUEK Website," accessed July 2020.
  2. Апсатское каменноугольное месторождение, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "СУЭК остановила добычу на Апсатском разрезе в Забайкальской крае". neftegaz.ru. October 10, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "ИТОГИ РАБОТЫ УГОЛЬНОЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТИ РОССИИ ЗА ЯНВАРЬ-ДЕКАБРЬ 2020 ГОДА". cyberleninka.ru. 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 SUEK. "2021 Annual Report".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "На Апсатском месторождении с начала 2019 года добыли 208,8 тыс. тонн угля". Nedradv. May 13, 2019. Retrieved Mar 18, 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "2019 Annual Report," "SUEK," accessed July 2020.

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