Raspadskaya coal mine

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Raspadskaya Coal Mine
Raspadskaya logo.gif
Location Mezhdurechensk
Kemerovo Oblast
Country Russia
Products Coking coal
Company Raspadskaya OAO
Website www.raspadskaya.com
Year of acquisition 1973
Raspadskaya. Foto 1984

The Raspadskaya Coal Mine is a coal mine located in Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. It is the largest coal and the largest underground mine in Russia.[1] The mine was opened in 1973 and its construction was completed in 1977. In addition to the main underground mine, the mining complex also includes MUK-96 underground mine, Raspadskaya Koksovaya underground mine, and Razrez Raspadsky open-pit mine, as also the Raspadskaya preparation plant.[2]

Raspadskaya's total resources were estimated at 1,461 million tons and total coal reserves at 782 million ton (JORC standards, according to IMC Consulting report as of June 2006, of which 22 million tons produced by 31 March 2008).[2] Based on the volume produced in 2007, reserves-to-production ratio amounts to about 55 years of production.[citation needed] The complex produces 10% of Russia's coking coal.[3]

The mine is owned and operated by Raspadskaya OAO (Russian: ОАО Распадская), a Russian publicly listed coal company. The mine was privatized in 1991. The company was listed in 2006. Chairman of the company is Alexander Vagin and managing director is Gennady Kozovoy. In 2012, the revenue of the company was US$541.7 million and net income was $0.9 million. The number of employees is 7,863.[citation needed]

The company export to Ukraine and Eastern Europe and its in the process of actively exploring entry to the South-Asian markets.[citation needed]

In March 2001, a methane explosion killed four miners and injured six. The mine was shut down for two weeks in 2008 due to safety violations and a worker was killed after part of the mine collapsed in January 2010.[4] On 8 May 2010, an explosion occurred killing 66 workers.[5]


  1. ^ "Coal mine blasts kill 12 and trap 83". The Independent. London. Reuters. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "License and Reserves". raspadskaya.com. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Death toll in Siberian mine blasts reaches 60". RIA Novosti. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Second blast rocks West Siberian mine". RIA Novosti. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Сенатор нашел в волнениях в Междуреченске "оранжевый след" 18 May 2010. Lenta.ru Accessed 26 June 2010.

Coordinates: 53°47′01″N 88°04′58″E / 53.78361°N 88.08278°E / 53.78361; 88.08278