Tulunugol-Mugunsky coal mine

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The Mugunsky Coal Mine is an operating surface coal mine in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. It is one of two Tulunugol mines, the other being the Tulunugol-Azeisky coal mine.

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, north of Algatui, in Tulunsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.[1]

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Background

The Mugunsky coal mine is a surface coal mine. It is operated by Vostsibugol, a subsidiary of En+ Group. The mine has a capacity of 7 MTPA. The mine is massive, but information about it is scant. Wikimapia states that the mine produced 51.2 MT of coal between 1992 and 2007, or an average of 3.2 MTPA. The mine is technically part of the Tulunugol mine, together with the Tulunugol-Azeisky coal mine, even though the two mines are about 30 km apart.[2][1][3][4][5]

Expansion

In July 2018, Vostsibugol paid 45 million rubles (about $650,000) for the rights to a new block to the southeast of the existing mine, with an additional 37 MT of reserves. Vostsibugol planned to mine this new block, adding 2.5 MTPA of production by 2021.[6]

Details

  • Owner: Vostsibugol
  • Parent Company: En+ Group
  • Location: Algatui, Tulunsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
  • Coordinates: 54.438203, 100.189476 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (existing); unclear (expansion)
  • Production Capacity: 7.0 MT/year
  • Expansion Capacity: 2.5 MT/year
  • Total Reserves: 303 MT
  • Recoverable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 1990 (existing); 2021 (expansion)
  • Workforce:
  • Source of Financing:

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