No. 7 coal mine (Russia)

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The No. 7 coal mine is a closed underground coal mine, operated by JSC SUEK, a subsidiary of SUEK, producing 2.8 million tonnes per annum, near Bol-shaya Talda, in Kuzbass coalfield, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1] In 2016, the company combined the mine with the Kotinskaya coal mine to form the Yalevsky coal mine.[2]


The map below shows the exact location of the mine.

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Coal Mine Background

No. 7 coal mine was commissioned in 2000 with a capacity of 2.8 million tons of coal per year.[3]

In 2005 the No. 7 mine became part of SUEK, and modernisation began.[3]

In 2013 a methane flare in a conveyor drift killed 8 miners and halted production for almost 12 months.[4]

In November 2014 mine No. 7 was renamed after V. D. Yalevsky.[3]

In September 2016, No.7 was combined with Kotinskaya into a joint enterprise named after V. D. Yalevsky.

SUEK invested 10 billion rubles (more than $145 million) in the Yalevsky mine between 2013 and 2018.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSC SUEK
  • Parent Company: SUEK
  • Location: Bol-shaya Talda, Kuzbass
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.221147, 86.957648 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 2.8 MTPA[2]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Thermal[6]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Underground, longwall mining[5]
  • Start Year: 2000
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Mechel, "Elga is Mechel’s strategic investment project," YouTube, 20 August 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 New Cat AFC and beam stage loader for SUEK Kotinskaya, International Mining, October 16, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Russian Wikipedia, "Шахта имени В. Д. Ялевского," Russian Wikipedia, accessed 18 February 2020.
  4. AME, "Yalevskogo," AME, July 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Coal Age, "SUEK Sets Longwall Record at Yalevsky Mine," Coal Age, 13 September 2018.
  6. SUEK AG, "Kuzbass," SUEK AG website, accessed 18 February 2020.

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