Arshanovsky coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Arshanovsky coal mine is an operating coal mine, near the village of Arshanovo, Khakassia Republic, Russia.[1]

The mine opened in 2015 with the intention to ramp up production to 10 million tonnes per annum, making it one of the largest mines in Russia. As of 2020, it is unclear what current production figures are at the mine.


The undated image shows the location of the mine, near Arshanovo, in Altaysky District, Khakassia Republic, Russia.[2]

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Coal Mine Background

According to a 2015 article in the Siberian Times, "The license to use the site was received in May 2012, with plans to extract as much as two billion tonnes of coal over the course of a 167-year period."[1]

There have been concerns from people living in the nearby area with some fearing pollution into the Abakan River. Residents in Arshanovo village have also complained about road closures near the mine.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent Company: Razrez Arshanovsky[1][3]
  • Location: Arshanovo, Altaysky District, Khakassia Republic, Russia[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.398991, 91.095886 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Production Capacity: 10 million tonnes
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 2 billion tonnes[1]
  • Coal type:
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Opencast[1]
  • Start Year: 2015 [1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Siberian Times, "Economic boost as Russia's largest coal mine opened in Siberia" Siberian Times, 14 February 2015.
  2. Разрез «Аршановский, Wikimapia, accessed Apr. 2021.
  3. Разрез Аршановский, accessed Mar. 2021.

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