Kazakhstan

Karaganda Coal Mines Complex

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Longwall
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SnapshotQarmet JSC’s Coal Department (Karaganda Mine Complex) includes eight mines named Kostenko, Kuzembaeva, Saranskaya, Abayskaya, Kazakhstanskaya, Lenina, Shakhtinskaya and Tentekskaya and operates Vostochnaya coal preparation plant. The mines produce primarily metallurgical coal.
Related AssetsAbaiskaya Mine, Kazakhstanskaya Project, Kostenko Mine, Kuzembaeva Mine, Lenina Mine, Saranskaya Mine, Shakhtinskaya Mine, Tentekskaya Project

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Qarmet JSC (operator) 100 % Direct
Qazaqstan Steel Group 100 % Indirect
In December 2023, ArcelorMittal (former wholly-owner of the Karaganda Coal Mines Complex) completed the sale of its assets in Kazakhstan to Qazaqstan Investment Corporation (QIC). QIC acquired all the shares in ArcelorMittal Temirtau and ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Aktau. Qazaqstan Steel Group and its founder Andrey Lavrentiev became the new investor. ArcelorMittal Temirtau was later renamed Qarmet.

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The coal mines of Qarmet JSC (former ArcelorMittal Temirtau) are located in the Karaganda Coal Basin. The basin is more than 3,000 square kilometers and was formed by strata of Upper Devonian and Carbonic ages, Mesozoic and Cainozoic formations. Due to structural peculiarities, the coal basin is divided into three geology-based mining areas. ArcelorMittal Temirtau's coal mining operations are performed in the three distinct mining areas: Karagandinskiy (Kostenko, Kuzembayeva, and Saranskaya mines), Sherubay-Nurinskiy (Abayskaya and Shakhtinskaya mines) and Tentekskiy (Kazakhstanskaya, Lenina, and Tentekskaya mines).

Karaganda basin is located on the area of the same name and in the center of this region. Four synclines are notable in the basin: Tentek, Sherubainur, Karaganda and Verkhnesokursk, first three of them make an industrial part of basin and are studied full enough up to the depths 700- 1300m.

Productive sediments are represented by Ashlyarik , Karaganda, Dolinsk and Tentek series which contain up to 30 coal seams with the total working thickness 40m, coal ash content varies within the limits of 10-35 % with the tendency of reduction upwards the section. The most-widely spread are coals of types from hvBb to mvb. Karaganda basin is considered as a high gas content and gas content seams intensively grow from the beginning of methane zone up to 400-500m reaching 15-20 m3/t, and are more stabilized on the depth within the limits of 22-27 m3/t. Gas weathering zone depth varies within the limits of 60-250 m.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

2023: Production presented through December 7, 2023.
CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (metallurgical) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe3.53.84.34.54.6
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe9.6 Mt of ROM coal10 Mt of ROM coal10.5 Mt of ROM coal10 Mt of ROM coal10.5 Mt of ROM coal

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

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