Operational assets

The Elga deposit

Key facts
The Elga deposit
The Elga deposit is part of the Tokinsky Coal Basin with > 40 billion tonnes of proven coal reserves
reserves
Elga deposit reserves under JORC — 2.2 billion tonnes
(86%) volume of coal
is located in 4 lower layers: Y5 (thickness 12-20 m), Y4 (9-12 m), H16 (6-12 m), and H15 (3-6 m)
Development history
2007
license No. YaKU 03730 TE to use subsurface resources is obtained and is valid through 31 December 2033
2011
extraction begins
2012
launch of seasonal processing plant
2020
extraction volume of 7 million tonnes per year
2023
45 million tonnes of run-of-mine coking coal extraction per year
Location

The license area is located in the southeastern part of Yakutia, approximately 415 km southeast of Neryungri and 300 km from the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM). It is in the central part of the Tokinsky coal-bearing region of the South Yakutsk coal basin.

The nearest settlements to the west of the deposit are Neryungri and the Chulman village, which is located 510 km along the winter road.

The maximum height of the license area is approximately 1,270 m. The height of relief in this area changes from northwest to southeast from 1,300 to 1,000 m.

India
Port of Chennai
Distance to the Elga deposit 10,500 km
Taiwan
Port of Keelung
Distance to the Elga deposit 4,000 km
Taiwan
Port of Taichung
Distance to the Elga deposit 4,200 km
Japan
Ports of Tokyo and Yokohama
Distance to the Elga deposit 3,500 and 3,900 km
South Korea
Port of Busan
Distance to the Elga deposit 2,700 km
South Korea
Port of Incheon
Distance to the Elga deposit 2,800 km
China
Ports of Tianjin and Huangsua
Distance to the Elga deposit3.8 and 3,900 km
Reserves and resources
Russian classification of resources
as of 1 July 2014
A
B
600.8 million tonnes
C1
1003.3 million tonnes
C2
473.7 million tonnes
Total
2077.8 million tonnes
JORC classification of resources
as of 1 July 2014
Measured
1604.1 million tonnes
Indicted
473.7 million tonnes
Total
2077.8 million tonnes
JORC classification of reserves
as of 1 July 2014
Proved
1 744.7 million tonnes
Probable
503.5 million tonnes