Boshnyakovsky Coal Mine

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Boshnyakovsky Coal Mine (Бошняковский разрез) is an operating coal mine in Boshnyakovo, Uglegorsky, Sakhalin, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Boshnyakovsky Coal Mine Boshnyakovo, Uglegorsky, Sakhalin, Russia 49.5936829008775, 142.227087892578 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating[1] 1998

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
1 2019 Surface Open Pit 50* 255*

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
Subbituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Boshnyakovsky Ugolny Razrez LLC Seriata Investments LLC Cyprus

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


Boshnyakovsky coal mine (Бошняковский разрез) is a surface mine near Boshnyakovo, Uglegorsky District, Sakhalin, Russia. The mine is owned and operated by Boshnyakovsky Ugolny Razrez LLC, which in turn is owned by Seriata Investments.[2][3]

In 2017 Boshnyakovsky won a tender for the license to extract coal in a new Onnai-Yuzhny section of Boshnyakovsky coalfield.[4] The new section should have allowed the company to continue operating for longer as the previous reserves were only sufficient for another 4-5 years.[4]

The mine produced about 1 million tons of coal in 2019[2], significantly higher than a few years before.[5]

Production levels in 2021 and 2022 are not known, however as of September 2023 it appeared that the mine was operating.

Media reports from December 2023 referred to the decision of the owner to mothball the mine.[6] The mothballing of the mine will be a smooth transition method to reduce production volumes. It is planned that special equipment will be gradually moved to the Solntsevsky coal mine and other assets of the Eastern Mining Company. Eastern Mining Company LLC (VMC) will take part in the employment of employees of the Boshnyakovsky coal mine.[7]

Environmental Issues

In 2021 a local resident reported pollution in the delta of the river Onnai.[8] The Ministry of Environment already fined the company previously in 2018 for environmental damage to the water sources due to lack of appropriate filtration systems[9]. It is not known whether there were further investigations into this.

  • Owner: Boshnyakovsky Ugolny Razrez LLC
  • Parent: Seriata Investments LLC
  • Location: Boshnyakovo, Uglegorsky District, Sakhalin, Russia
  • Coordinates: 49.59368290087758, 142.22708789257845 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1 million tonnes (2019)[2]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 1998
  • Source of Financing:

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Бошняковский угольный разрез, ООО". Business portal Nedradv.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  4. 4.0 4.1 "Бошняковский угольный разрез получил лицензию на новый участок недр". 19 December 2017.
  5. "«Бошняковский угольный разрез» нарастил годовую добычу до 615 тыс. т". 11 January 2017.
  6. "Прокуратура начала проверку «Бошняковского угольного разреза»". December 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Горнякам Бошняковского разреза предложат работу в ВГК". December 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Жители Бошняково сообщают о превращении нерестовой реки в мазутное болото". 19 July 2021.
  9. ""Бошняковский угольный разрез" оштрафовали за многочисленные нарушения природоохранного законодательства". 18 June 2018.