Tulunugol-Azeisky coal mine

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The Azeisky coal mine (Азейский разрез - Тулунуголь) is an operating surface mine in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.


The map below shows the exact location of the Azeisky coal mine, near Tulun, in Tulunsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.[1]

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Azeisky coal mine is operated by Vostsibugol, which is owned by En+ Group.[2][3]

Information available on Vostsibugol mines is very limited. The mine is part of Tulunugol subsidiary, together with the younger Tulunugol-Mugunsky coal mine, even though the two mines are about 50 km apart.

Mining has taken place at the Azeisky coal mine since 1969. Production peak was achieved in 1987 - 15 million tonnes.[4]

Vostsibugol's oudated website refers to Azeisky mine's capacity at 7.3 MTPA, while actual production capacity 1.8 MTPA.[5] 2016 production according to Wikipedia was 2.3 Mt.[6]

In the first half of 2022, the combined production of Tulunugol mines (Azeisky and Tulunugol-Mugunsky coal mine) was 2.25 million tonnes, which was 21% higher than in the same period in 2021.[7]

The main consumer of coal produced by Azeisky are the power stations of Irkutsenergo - Novo-Irkutsk power station, Novo-Ziminskaya power station, Irkutsk-9 power station, Irkutsk-10 power station, Irkutsk-11 power station, Baikal power station and Selenginskaya power station.[4]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Vostsibugol LLC
  • Owner: En+ Group JSC
  • Location: Tulun, Tulunsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.47333333, 100.70194444 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 2.3 MT (2016)[6]
  • Total Reserves: 109 MT[5]
  • Coal type: Lignite (Thermal)[2]
  • Mine Type: Surface[2]
  • Start Year: 1969
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Угольный разрез «Азейский», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Branch "Open-pit mine" Tulunugol"," "LLC "Company" Vostsibugol" website," accessed July 2020. Webpage recorded on December 18, 2012.
  3. Востсибуголь, MiningWiki.ru, accessed May 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ТРУД ТЯЖЕЛЫЙ И СУРОВЫЙ – ЛЮДЯМ УГОЛЬ ДОБЫВАТЬ". Tulun municipality. 27 August 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Разрез «Тулунуголь», Vostsibugol website, 8 June 2014 (via Wayback Machine).
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Список угольных предприятий России". Ru.wikipedia. 2017.
  7. "Argus Russian Coal". argusmedia.com. August 1, 2022.

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