​Largest coal mine in Russia opens

A new 167 year life coal mine has opened in Russia.

The new Arshanovsky open cut mine, in south eastern Siberia, has set a goal of two billion tonnes of coal extracted over its mine life, at a rate of around 10 million tonnes per annum, according to the Siberian Times.

One of Australia's largest coal mines, Adani's Carmichael mine, has an operational life of only 60 years.

The Russian mine will be located in the Khakassia region of Siberia, with plans to construct additional rail infrastructure to support the operation.

The opening comes as Russia also announces the construction of two new coal ports in Siberia, which gives the nation more access to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean coal markets.

Image: EnglishRussia.com

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