Yesaulskaya coal mine

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The Yesaulskaya coal mine is an underground coal mine in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.


The map below shows the location of the mine, near Keregesh, in Novokuznetsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[1]

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Coal Mine Background

The Yesaulskaya coal mine is an underground coal mine, operated by Raspadskaya Coal Company, a subsidiary of Evraz, producing 1.54 million tonnes per annum, in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.[2] It is part of the Yuzhkuzbassugol coal mining complex. Raspadskaya Coal Company, a subsidiary of Evraz, operates Yuzhkuzbassugol coal mining complex.

In 2005 an explosion in the mine killed 21 people. [3] The total number of fatalities at the mine between 1997 and 2007 was 25. The mine releases 20.6 M3 per tonne of coal and is consider 'super hazardous' by the International Energy Agency. [4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Raspadskaya Coal Company[2]
  • Parent Company: Evraz[2]
  • Location: Keregesh, Novokuznetsky District, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • GPS Coordinates: 53.916573, 87.509022 (exact)
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Production Capacity: 1.54 million tonnes[5]
  • Total Resource: 300 million tonnes (Inferred, Indicated, and Measured Resource) [5]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Coking coal[5]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Шахта «Есаульская», Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Evraz, "Novokuznetsk site," Evraz website, accessed 7 January 2020.
  3. Reuters, "CHRONOLOGY: Coal mine disasters in Russia", Reuters website, Accessed April 2021
  4. International Energy Agency,"COAL MINE METHANE IN RUSSIA", IEA website, Accessed April 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Evraz, "EVRAZ launches Yerunakovskaya-VIII mine," Evraz website, 26 February 2013.

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