The necessity for an inventory system of accumulated harm objects on the Levikhinsky mine

We analyzed the accounting problems for objects of accumulated harm during field work in the Levikhinsky mine in 2021. Soil samples were taken on the northern group of dumps. We studied a quantitative content of copper, zinc, manganese, iron, nickel and cobalt in ones. The concentration of copper, zinc and iron in such samples is much higher than those in the background areas. The field was stopped due to significant reserves of outstanding minerals. Therefore, the reclamation of dumps is impossible. The Levikhinsky mine was closed in 2003 for wet conservation, after which acidic mine waters spontaneously poured out to the surface. Consequently, the ecological situation in the respective territory has become aggravated. This determines that the Levikhinsky mine can be classified as an object of accumulated environmental damage. To include this object in the state register of objects of accumulated environmental damage, it is necessary to conduct an inventory. Complications have made it unachievable to liquidate this object. To prevent similar problems in the future, we suggest to create base of objects for the introduction in state register of accumulated harm objects in the Sverdlovsk region.

Keywords: object of accumulated damage, Levikhinsky mine, dump, concentration of metals, state register, base of objects of accumulated damage, reclamation.
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Degtyarev S. A., Boltyrov V. B., Prokopyeva A. A., Shaikhutdinova M. M. The necessity for an inventory system of accumulated harm objects on the Levikhinsky mine. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(12-1):31—43. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_121_0_31.

Issue number: 12
Year: 2023
Page number: 31-43
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 504.054
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_121_0_31
Article receipt date: 15.05.2023
Date of review receipt: 03.11.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.11.2023
About authors:

Degtyarev S. A.1, teacher of secondary vocational education, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-70463244, e-mail:;
Boltyrov V. B.1, Professor, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5564-0054, e-mail:;
Prokopeva A. A.1, master’s degree student, ORCID ID: 0009-0003-9087-2864, e-mail: ana.;
Shaikhutdinova M. M.1, master’s degree student, ORCID ID: 0009-0004-4965-2103, e-mail:;
1 Ural State Mining University, Department of Geology and Protection in Emergency Situations, 620144, 30 Kuibyshev Street, Yekaterinburg, Russia.


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