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Original Paper

UDC 622.271(73):550.814 © I.V. Zenkov, TrinhLeHung, E.V. Loginova, Yu.P. Yuronen, V.N. Vokin, E.V. Kiryushina, Yu.A. Maglinets, K.V. Raevich,A.A. Latyntsev, 2024

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2024, № 1, pp. 109-112

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2024-01-109-112




Zenkov I.V.1, Trinh Le Hung2, Loginova E.V.3, Yuronen Yu.P.3, Vokin V.N.4, Kiryushina E.V.4, Maglinets Yu.A.4, Raevich K.V.4, Latyntsev A.A.4

1Siberian Research Institute of Mining and Surveying, Krasnoyarsk, 660064, Russian Federation

2Le Quy Don Technical University (LQDTU), Hanoi, 11355, Vietnam

3Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, Krasnoyarsk, 660037, Russian Federation

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

Yuronen Yu.P., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

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

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

Maglinets Yu.A.,PhD (Engineering), Professor

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

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


The geography of coal mining pits and thermal power plants based on coal combustion has been determined in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces in the Republic of South Africa. The results are presented of studying the current state of surface mining of coal deposits using the Earth remote sensing data from space. The production potential of operating open-pit coal mines has been identified in the course of remote monitoring and analytical calculations.


Republic of South Africa, Free State and Mpumalanga Province, Fuel and energy complex, Coal pit mines, Coal production and consumption, Distribution of productive forces, Earth remote sensing from space.


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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., Yuronen Yu.P., Vokin V.N., Kiryushina E.V., Maglinets Yu.A., Raevich K.V. & Latyntsev A.A.Surface coal production in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces of the Republic of South Africa based on satellite imaging data. Ugol’, 2024, (1), pp. 109-112. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2024-1-109-112.

Paper info

Received October 31, 2023

Reviewed November 10, 2023

Accepted December 7, 2023


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