Neryungrinsky coal mine

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Neryungrinsky coal mine is an opencast coal mine, operated by Yakutugol, a subsidiary of Mechel, producing 8.9 million tonnes of hard coking coal in the Aldan-Chulman coal-bearing region of the South Yakut coal basin close to the city of Neryungri, in the Neryungrinsky district, Sakha Republic, Russia.[1][2]


The undated image below shows the exact location of the mine, near Neryungri, Neryungrinsky District, Sakha Republic, Russia.[3]

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Coal Mine Background

The construction of the Neryungrinsky open pit was carried out in 1975-1985 in five separate bursts.[2]

Mechel acquired its Yakutugol mines and license areas in October 2007.[1]

Neryungrinsky Open Pit has a railway spur connected to the Russian rail system.[1] Japan, China and Korea buy coking coal concentrate, which is produced at Yakutugol.

Neryungrinskaya Washing Plant located near Neryungrinsky Open Pit has an annual capacity of 9.0 million tonnes. The plant produces coking coal concentrate and middlings.[4]

The current license runs out in 2024.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Yakutugol
  • Parent Company: Mechel
  • Location: Neryungri, Neryungrinsky District, Sakha Republic, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 56.704788, 124.590797 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 5.3 million tonnes in 2019[5];6.4 million tonnes in 2018; 7.3 million tonnes in 2017; 8.9 million tonnes in 2016[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 97.7 million tonnes[6]
  • Coal type: Hard coking coal and a small proportion of steam coal[1]
  • Mine Size: 15.3[1]
  • Mine Type: Opencast
  • Start Year: 1979[1]
  • End Year: 2029[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Mechel, "Form 20-F report, 2018," page 69, Mechel website, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yakutugol, "Разрез «Нерюнгринский»," Yakutugol website, accessed 18 February 2020.
  3. Neryungrinsky coal mine, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  4. Mechel, "Form 20-F report, 2018," page 75, Mechel website, 2019.
  5. Form 20_F 2019]
  6. Mechel, "Form 20-F report, 2018," page 85, Mechel website, 2019.

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