Original Paper

UDC 622.85:622.235 E.V. Koporulina, P.M. Kartashov, V.S. Fedotenko, E.A. Volkova, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) Ugol  Russian Coal Journal, 2023, S12, pp. 38-45





Koporulina E.V.1,2, Kartashov P.M.1,3, Fedotenko V.S.1 , Volkova E.A. 2

1 Melnikov Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 111020, Russian Federation

2 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

3 Institute of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Koporulina E.V., PhD (Geological and Mineralogical), Geological Faculty, e-mail:,

Kartashov P.M., Researcher, e-mail: Fedotenko V.S., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Deputy Director for Research, e-mail:

Volkova E.A., PhD (Chemical), Associate Professor, Geological Faculty, e-mail:


The work presents the results of instrumental analysis of dust samples from areas, including large settlements, located outside the sanitary protection zones of a number of operating enterprises of open mining complexes. It has been shown that depending on the geological structure of the considered areas, the mineral composition of the samples varies from mainly silicate and aluminosilicate to carbonate. At the same time, the presence of fine parti? cles of micaceous and clay minerals of fractions PM2,5 and PM10, which pose a significant danger to human health, is common to samples from all areas.


Dust, Fractions of PM2,5 and PM10, Mineral composition, Analytical scanning electron microscopy, Phyllosilicates.


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The research was performed as part of Activity No1 of the Integrated Scientific and Technical Programme of the Full Innovation Cycle, approved by Order No 1144- of the Government of the Russian Federation as of May 11, 2022, and Agreement No 075-15-2022-1185 as of September 28, 2022, on provid? ing grants from the federal budget in the form of subsidies in accordance with Item 4 of Article 78.1 of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation.

For citation

Koporulina E.V., Kartashov P.M., Fedotenko V.S. & Volkova E.A. Dust mineral composition from the regions surrounded the active open-pit mining complexes. Ugol, 2023, (S12), pp. 38-45. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023- S12-38-45.

Paper info

Received November 1, 2023

Reviewed November 15, 2023

Accepted November 30, 2023