The Elga deposit is part of the Tokinsky Coal Basin with > 40 billion tonnes of proven coal 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)
license No. YaKU 03730 TE to use subsurface resources is obtained and is valid through 31 December 2033
launch of seasonal processing plant
extraction volume of 7 million tonnes per year
45 million tonnes of run-of-mine coking coal extraction per year
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.