Yalevsky coal mine

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Yalevsky coal mine (шахта Ялевского) is an underground coal mine in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.


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,[1] and the No. 7 mine is further south.[2]

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The Yalevsky coal mine is a combination of two mines which were combined in 2016, the Kotinskaya mine and the Yalevsky mine (former the No. 7 mine). [3]

The construction of the Kotinskaya mine began in 1994, construction was then frozen until 2001 and the mine was commissioned in 2004.[3] No. 7 coal mine was commissioned in 2000 with a capacity of 2.8 million tons of coal per year.[4] In 2005 the No. 7 mine became part of SUEK.[4] In November 2014 mine No. 7 was renamed after V. D. Yalevsky.[4]

Produced coal is mostly exported to European and Asian markets.[5]

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

SUEK invested 10 billion rubles (more than $145 million) in the Yalevsky mine between 2013 and 2018.[7] SUEK's 2021 annual report mentions the Yalevsky mine as a high-potential mining asset that they will develop further.[8]

In 6 months of 2022, production at the Yalevsky coal mine reduced significantly compared to the same period last year, by 1.8 million tonnes to 3.3 million tonnes.[9] This means 6 m 2021 production was 5.1 million tonnes. The mine is developing a large-scale longwall launched in the end of 2019, as well a preparing a new longwall N52-15 with reserves of 10 million tonnes.[9]

Mine Details

  • Operator: SUEK-Kuzbass
  • Owner: 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 (capacity)[6]
  • Total Resource: 419 million tonnes (2021)[8]
  • Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Underground (Longwall)[7]
  • Start Year: Former Kotinskaya: 1994[3] and former No. 7: 2000[4]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Шахта «Котинская», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. Шахта имени В.Д.Ялевского (бывшая №7), Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Russian Wikipedia, "Шахта «Котинская»," Russian Wikipedia, accessed 18 February 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Russian Wikipedia, "Шахта имени В. Д. Ялевского," Russian Wikipedia, accessed 18 February 2020.
  5. "Как работает самая мощная шахта России: фоторепортаж". ridus.ru. July 19, 2017.
  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. 8.0 8.1 SUEK. "Annual Report 2021". Retrieved September 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "СУЭК удерживает добычу за счет бурого угля". argusmedia.com. July 27, 2022.

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