Erkovetskiy coal mine

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The Erkovetskiy coal mine (Ерковецкий разрез) is a surface mine in the Amur Oblast, Russia.[1]


The map shows the exact location of the mine, near Varvarovka, on the border between Oktyabrsky and Ivanovsky Districts, in Amur Oblast, Russia.[2]

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The Erkovetsky coal mine is operated by Amurugol JSC, a subsidiary of Russian Coal.

It produces thermal coal for domestic market. The mine is situated in a mountainous region.

Its capacity is 2.5 million tonnes per annum[1], coal is supplied to domestic market.

In the first half of 2022, the coal mine produced 1 million tonnes of coal, which was 11% higher than in the same period in 2021.[3]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Amurugol JSC
  • Owner: Russian Coal [1]
  • Location: Varvarovka, Oktyabrsky/Ivanovsky Districts, Amur Oblast, Russia[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: 50.316, 128.447 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 2.5 MTPA[1]
  • Total Resource: 3000 million tonnes [4]
  • Mineable Reserves: 504 million tonnes (2021)[3]
  • Coal type: Lignite (Thermal)[1]
  • Mine Type: Surface (open-pit)
  • Start Year: 1991[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Russian Coal, Coal Mine Erkovetskiy, accessed May 13, 2020
  2. Ерковецкий угольный разрез, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "«Амуруголь» получил с разреза Ерковецкий 1 илн тонн угля в первой половине 2022 года". August 1, 2022.
  4. Russian Coal, "Russian Coal increases coal reserves in the Amur Region", Russian Coal website, Accessed April 2021

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