Chitaugol Vostochny Coal mine

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Chitaugol Vostochny Coal mine (Восточный разрез) is an operating coal mine in Drovyanaya, Uletovsky, Zabaykalsky, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chitaugol Vostochny Coal mine Drovyanaya, Uletovsky, Zabaykalsky, Russia 51.6322479, 113.0312485 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating 1982

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
2[1][2] 2022[1][2] Surface Open Pit 50* 383*

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
151 Lignite Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC Russia

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


The Chitaugol Vostochny Coal Mine (Восточный разрез) is an operating surface coal mine in Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia.

It is not to be confused with Vostochny coal mine in Novosibirsk or Vostochny coal mine (Salek). The Vostochny coal mine used to be owned and operated by Chitaugol LLC, a subsidiary of Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK).[3][4] However this subsidiary was not listed in SUEK's 2021 annual report and several company databases listed Chitaugol LLC as liquidated.[5][6] It is assumed that the mine is owned directly by SUEK.

SUEK mines lignite coal at two surface mines in Zabaykalsky Krai - at Vostochny coal mine and Kharanorsky coal mine. Coal is supplied predominantly to the nearby power stations.[7] In 2022 the two mines together produced 6.48 million tonnes.[7] Without further exact information, knowing that Kharanorsky coal mine produced about 4.4 million tonnes, it is estimated that Vostochny produced around 2 million tonnes.[8]

  • Owner: Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
  • Parent: Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
  • Location: Drovyanaya, Uletovsky District, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
  • Coordinates: 51.6322479, 113.0312485 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 1.1 Mt (2018)[9], 1.5 Mt (2020)[10], 1.53 Mt (2021)[11], 2 Mt (2022 estimate)[7][8]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 151 Mt (2021)[12]
  • Coal type: Lignite[7] (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 1982
  • Source of Financing:

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