Tulunugol-Azeisky coal mine

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


This is the exact location of the Azeisky coal mine, near Tulun, in Tulunsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.[1]

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Mining has taken place at the Azeisky mine since 1969. It is operated by Vostsibugol, a subsidiary of En+ Group.[2][3] The mine is technically part of the Tulunugol mine, together with the Tulunugol-Mugunsky coal mine, even though the two mines are about 30 km apart.

Today, while the Azeisky mine's capacity is technically 7.3 MTPA, Vostsibugol states that the capacity is actually 1.8 MTPA.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Vostsibugol Company LLC[5]
  • Parent Company: En+ Group JSC[5]
  • Location: Tulun, Tulunsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.47333333, 100.70194444 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[5]
  • Production Capacity: 1.8 MTPA[4]
  • Total Resource: 109 MT[4]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Lignite (brown coal)[2]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Open pit[2]
  • Start Year: 1969
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Угольный разрез «Азейский», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Branch "Open-pit mine" Tulunugol"," "LLC "Company" Vostsibugol" website," accessed July 2020. Webpage recorded on December 18, 2012.
  3. Востсибуголь, MiningWiki.ru, accessed May 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Разрез «Тулунуголь», Vostsibugol website, 8 June 2014 (via Wayback Machine).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "En+ Group Launches Emergency Response to Help People Affected by Irkutsk Flooding," "En+ Group website," July 3, 2019.

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