Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Coal mine “Molodezhny” is located not far from Karaganda, Kazakhstan. It’s the largest coal mine in the Karaganda region. They extract 7 000 000 tons annually.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

There used be endless steppe here.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Today there is a huge mine here, coal has been extracted nonstop for thirty years already. They say that there is enough coal for fifty years more.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Coal bearing formation of the deposit includes three layers, their summarized thickness is 44,5 meters.  The coal of all layers is very ashy (40% of ash), hard-cleaning. Its combustion value is not very high.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Rated capacity of the mine is 10 000 000 tons a year.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

BelAZ trucks are used for coal transportation, their carrying capacity is 130 tons.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Excavators they use are rather big too. This one, for example, can shovel up to twelve tons of coal at once.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

The man seems to be tiny next to the vehicle.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Loading.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

1150 employees are working at the mine today including those who deal with the social issues. A shift lasts for eleven hours. 70% of all workers are locals, 30% come from Karaganda and other places. The average salary is almost 300 dollars, truck and excavator drivers are paid about 650 dollars monthly.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

The way they struggle with dust. However it does not help much on hot days.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

BelAZ cabin is not much different from a cabin of any other truck.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Unloading.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Each BelAZ driver approximatly makes 35 runs a day.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Coal.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Walking excavators work here too. They are more powerful than ordinary ones.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Like a five storey house with a boom!

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

The man standing at the bucket.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Inside the excavator.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

This is how they look from afar.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Like any other mine “Molodezhny” cannot do without explosions. Drill ring is a standard equipment for the mine.

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

Large Coal Mine of Kazakhstan

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