L.S. Plakitkina

The article presents the analysis of coal mining progress at underground mines operating in the Rostov Oblast of the Southern Federal District in 2000–2012. The state-of-the art of underground mines of the Rostov Oblast is described. Data is provided on Rostov anthracite supply to the domestic market and exports in 2011 and 2012. The article also contains the estimates of the coal mining potential of operating and new coal mines of the Rostov Oblast in the Southern Federal District for the period up to 2030.

Key words: coal mining analysis, coal supply, Donets Basin underground mines, Rostov Oblast underground mines, state*of*the art, development potential

Mining Industry Journal №3 2013, p.26

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