About the deposit: Zhalyn coal mine is located in Zhanarka District of Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, 350 kilometers from the city of Karaganda.
Zhalyn deposit is prepared for industrial development in projected open pit. The deposit is operated since 2009. “Sary-Arka-ENERGY” LLP has the contract for the production of coal in Zhalyn deposit.
The contract for the production of coal is dated December 9, 2008 and is concluded with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 25 years. The total area of Zhalyn deposit is 4,015 sq. km, the mining is conducted openly.
Reserves of coal deposits:
Between the years of 2015-2019 the planned volume of coal production is 1 million tons per year. Starting from the year 2020 it is planned to increase coal production to 2 million tons per year.
Based on the mining-and-geological conditions of the coal deposits, its mining is to be conducted:
Coal deposits of Zhalyn have ranks G, DG and D and referred to as caking coal with low ash, low percentage of sulfur, and high calorific value and of the medium category of washability.
The ash content of coal is from 4.0% - to 38.0%, operating humidity is from 3 - to 4.2%, net calorific value of the fuel - from 3800 to 6400 Kcal/kg.