Hirske coal mine

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Hirske coal mine
Location Hirske
Oblast Luhansk
Country Ukraine
Products Coal
Production 320,000
Opened 1957

The Hirske coal mine (Ukrainian: Шахта «Гірська») is a large coal mine located in the south-east of Ukraine in Hirske, Luhansk Oblast. Hirske represents one of the largest coal reserves in Ukraine having estimated reserves of 46.5 million tonnes.[1] The annual coal production is around 320,000 tonnes.

In 1980, 66 miners and two rescue workers died in an accident at the Hirske mine.[2]


  1. ^ Coal mine methane in Ukraine (PDF) (Report). epa.gov. January 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  2. ^ Shargorodsky, Sergei (12 March 2000). "Explosion kills 80 Ukrainian miners". Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-12-29.