Overburden stripping and transport machinery at Zashulan coal mine

The article addresses challenges of open-pit mining in the Zashulan coal field, one of the most promising deposits of high-quality energy resources and raw materials with export potential. The field is located in the southwest of the Transbaikal territory and is operated under coal production license by Razrez Ugol, a joint venture established by Russia and China. The general information on the location, coal reserves, as well as geological and geotechnical conditions of mining in the coal field is provided. The main process solutions on drilling-andblasting, stripping and coal extraction are presented. The rational configuration of mining and transportation equipment is justified with a view to enhancing efficiency of stripping. All decisions are made subject to project capacity of the coal mine, structural complexity of coal seams and available operational and maintenance infrastructure in the region. The results of the analysis of the truck-and-shovel system efficiency in stripping are presented. The technical and economic assessment of stripping machinery options is given. The prospects of Zashulan coal mine operation and contribution to the infrastructure development and economic growth in the region are shown.

Keywords: coal deposit, open-pit mining, mining technology, equipment selection, mining transport complex, overburden, economic efficiency.
For citation:

Ivashhenko J. A., Subbotin Ju. V., Oveshnikov Ju. M., Avdeev P. B. Overburden stripping and transport machinery at Zashulan coal mine. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021; (3-2):90-98. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_32_0_90.

Issue number: 3
Year: 2021
Page number: 90-98
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.271
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_32_0_90
Article receipt date: 20.11.2020
Date of review receipt: 06.02.2021
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.02.2021
About authors:

Ivashhenko J. A.1, general director;
Oveshnikov Ju. M.2, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor;
Avdeev P. B.2, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor;
Subbotin Ju. V.2, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor;
1 LLC “Razrez Ugol”, Zabaykalsky Krai, Krasnochikoyskoe district, village of Cheremkhovo, Russia;
2 Transbaikal State University, Chita, Russia.


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