Yu. V. Patrakov, S.V. Shaklein, M.V. Pisarenko
Generalized data is provided on the occurrence, quality and resources of the Devonian coal, oil shale and some other minerals of Barzass geological and economic district in the Kuznetsk coal basin. It is stated that the location of license areas for mining of basalt and limestone in the district in close proximity to the Dmitrievskoye deposit provide opportunities for the operation of oil shale mining and processing facilities there based on the application of previously unsalable raw materials that will be favorable for the mineral resource base and spur the development of a system of high-tech export-oriented technologies.