Yalevsky coal mine

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Yalevsky coal mine is an underground coal mine, operated by JSC SUEK, a subsidiary of SUEK, producing 9 million tonnes per annum, in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1] Yalevsky is a combination of two mines which were combined in 2016, the Kotinskaya mine and the No. 7 mine.


The map below shows the exact locations of the two mines, near Kotino, in Prokopyevsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. The Kotinskaya mine is the one further north,[2] and the No. 7 mine is further south.[3]

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Coal Mine Background

The construction of the Kotinskaya mine of the Kiselevskugol Management Company began in 1994. Then further construction was frozen until 2001.[4]

No. 7 coal mine was commissioned in 2000 with a capacity of 2.8 million tons of coal per year.[5]

In 2005 the No. 7 mine became part of SUEK, and modernisation began.[5]

In 2013 a methane flare in a conveyor drift killed 8 miners and halted production for almost 12 months.[6]

In November 2014 mine No. 7 was renamed after V. D. Yalevsky.[5]

In September 2016, both mines, Kotinskaya and No.7, were technically combined into one, the joint enterprise was named the mine named after V. D. Yalevsky.[4]

SUEK invested 10 billion rubles (more than $145 million) in the Yalevsky mine between 2013 and 2018.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSC SUEK
  • Parent Company: SUEK
  • Location: Kotino, Prokopyevsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 54.221147, 86.957648 and 54.2029759, 86.9712887 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 12mtpa[6]
  • Total Resource:
  • Reserves: 437 million tonnes[8]
  • Coal type: Thermal[9]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Underground longwall mining[7]
  • Start Year: Former Kotinskaya: 1994[4] and former No. 7: 2000[5]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Mechel, "Elga is Mechel’s strategic investment project," YouTube, 20 August 2019.
  2. Шахта «Котинская», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. Шахта имени В.Д.Ялевского (бывшая №7), Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Russian Wikipedia, "Шахта «Котинская»," Russian Wikipedia, accessed 18 February 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Russian Wikipedia, "Шахта имени В. Д. Ялевского," Russian Wikipedia, accessed 18 February 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 AME, "Yalevskogo," AME, July 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Coal Age, "SUEK Sets Longwall Record at Yalevsky Mine," Coal Age, 13 September 2018.
  8. "2019 Annual Report," "SUEK," accessed July 2020.
  9. SUEK AG, "Kuzbass," SUEK AG website, accessed 18 February 2020.

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