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 owned and operated by a branch of Vostsibugol LLC, which in turn is owned by En+ Group.[2][3]

The mine is part of Tulunugol branch which also operates the younger Tulunugol-Mugunsky coal mine. The two mine sites are about 50 km apart.[4]

Mining has taken place at the Azeisky coal mine since 1969. Production peak was achieved in 1987 - 15 million tonnes.[5]

Information on the mine's production is very limited. 2016 production according to Wikipedia was 2.3 Mt.[6] Joint production of the Azeisky mine and the Tulunugol-Mugunsky coal mine in 2018 was 7.5 million tonnes.[7] 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.[8]

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.[5]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Vostsibugol LLC
  • Owner: Vostsibugol LLC
  • Parent: EN+ Group
  • 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[9]
  • 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. Востсибуголь, MiningWiki.ru, accessed May 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "ТРУД ТЯЖЕЛЫЙ И СУРОВЫЙ – ЛЮДЯМ УГОЛЬ ДОБЫВАТЬ". Tulun municipality. 27 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Список угольных предприятий России". Ru.wikipedia. 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "«Такого давно не было»". /www.vsp.ru. January 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Argus Russian Coal". argusmedia.com. August 1, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Разрез «Тулунуголь», Vostsibugol website, 8 June 2014 (via Wayback Machine).

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