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UDC 622.271(73):550.814 © I.V.Zenkov, Trinh Le Hung, E.V. Loginova, V.N., Vokin, E.V. Kiryushina, P.M. Kondrashov, K.V. Raevich, A.A. Latyntsev, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 6, pp. 97-100

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-6-97-100







Zenkov I.V.1,2, Trinh Le Hung3, Loginova E.V.1 Vokin V.N.4, Kiryushina E.V.4, Kondrashov P.M.4, Raevich K.V.4, Latyntsev A.A.4


1Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, Krasnoyarsk, 660037, Russian Federation

2Siberian Research Institute of Mining and Surveying, Krasnoyarsk, 660064, Russian Federation

3Le Quy Don Technical University (LQDTU), Hanoi, 11355, Vietnam

4Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, 660041, Russian Federation


Authors Information

Zenkov I.V., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Deputy Director for Scientific Work, e-mail: zenkoviv@mail.ru 

Trinh Le Hung, PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Loginova E.V., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor

Vokin V.N., PhD (Engineering), Professor

Kiryushina E.V., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Kondrashov P.M., PhD (Engineering), Professor

Raevich K.V., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Latyntsev A.A., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor



In article presents the results of research into the dynamics of the mining operations in the Saraji open pit coal mine, which has been in operation for more than 40 years on the east coast of Australia. The technological indicators of the open pit mine, the number of mining and transport machines in operation, the elements of coal mining systems, as well as the interaction with the environment have been identified based on satellite imaging data and the results of analytical calculations. A conclusion is made that the scale effect has been completely fulfilled in the studied open pit mine and it allows to keep the volume of coal production at the level of 60 million tons per year.



Earth remote sensing, Australia, Queensland, Open pit coal mine, Technological capacity, Mining and transport vehicles, Mining systems, Economy of scale.



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The study was performed within the framework of international cooperation in expanding the use of remote sensing technologies.


For citation

Zenkov I.V., Trinh Le Hung, Loginova E.V., Vokin V.N., Kiryushina E.V., Kondrashov P.M., Raevich K.V. & Latyntsev A.A. A study of mining dynamics in the Saraji open pit coal mine on Australia's east coast using satellite imaging data. Ugol’, 2023, (6), pp. 97-100 (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-6-97-100


Paper info

Received May 3, 2023

Reviewed May 10, 2023

Accepted May 26, 2023


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