Denisovskaya Central Coal Mine

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Denisovskaya Central Coal Mine (Шахта Денисовская Центральная) is an underground coal mine in Sakha Republic, Russia.


The map below shows the exact location of the mine.[1][2]

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The Denisovskaya Central coal mine is operated by GOK Denisovsky JSC, which is owned by Kolmar.

It is part of the Denisovsky Mining Complex (Денисовский ГОК) which also includes the Denisovsky Vostochny Coal Mine and Denisovsky Surface Coal Mine

The Denisovskaya Central mine is the only mine in Russia that mines coal using the room-and-pillar method. Kolmar was the first in Russia to receive a permit to work in this way at a depth below 200 meters.[3] The mine's capacity is 3 million tonnes per annum.[3]

In 2021 the mine produced about 1.9 million tonnes of coal.[4] Overall GOK Denisovsky produced 6 million tonnes of coal.[5]

Most of the coal is exported. The VaninoTransUgol coal terminal, owned by Kolmar, began exporting coal from the Denisovskaya mining complex in 2020.

In March 2022 an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude resulted in a collapse in the mine, all miners were evacuated. Repair works were supposed to be completed in just a few days.[6]

In June 2022, miners were evacuated due to heavy smoke, this was followed by the suspension of the mine's activity for 90 days ordered by the Neryuingri court due to non-compliance with the safety standards.[7]

Mine Details

  • Operator: GOK Denisovsky JSC
  • Owner: Kolmar
  • Location: 13km northeast of Neryungri, in Neryungrinsky District, Sakha Republic, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 56.768907, 124.847431 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 1.9 million tonnes (2021)[4]
  • Total Resource:
  • Minable Reserves: 32.1 Mt[8]
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Thermal and Met)
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Филиал "Шахта "Денисовская", Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. "Activity Map". Retrieved October 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Our Activity. "Шахта «Денисовская Центральная»". Retrieved October 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Шахта «Денисовская» досрочно выполнила годовой план". November 11, 2021.
  5. "Анна Цивилева подвела итоги компании «Колмар» в 2021 году". December 23, 2021.
  6. "В Якутии от землетрясения обрушилась шахта". March 29, 2022.
  7. "Суд снова приостановил горные работы на шахте «Денисовской»". June 2022.
  8. "ГОК «Денисовский»". Retrieved October 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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