Kazakhstan

Shakhtinskaya Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Longwall
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SnapshotThe Shakhtinskaya Coal Mine is an underground coal mine operated by ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, the Kazakh subsidiary of ArcelorMittal. The mine is part of ArcelorMittal's Karaganda Mine Complex, which supplies coal to the ArcelorMittal Temirtau steel plant.
Related AssetKaraganda Coal Mines Complex

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Qarmet JSC (operator) 100 % Direct
Qazaqstan Steel Group 100 % Indirect
In December 2023, ArcelorMittal 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.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The coal mines of 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: Karagandinskiy, Sherubay-Nurinskiy and Tentekskiy. Karaganda basin is located on the area of the same name and in the center of this region. Carbon coal-content area occupies the land of about 2000 km2 at the total thickness 4000m. 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

Combined production numbers are reported under Karaganda Coal Mines Complex

Operational metrics

Metrics20212020201920182017
Raw coal annual capacity  ....  Subscribe
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,770,874 t1,130,012 t1,315,967 t
Waste  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe107,523 t55,236 t32,265 t

Production Costs

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Mine Management

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