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Original Paper

UDC 622.271(73):550.814 © I.V. Zenkov, Trinh Le Hung, E.V. Loginova, Yu.P. Yuronen, V.N. Vokin, E.V. Kiryushina, T.N. Sizova, K.V. Raevich, A.A. Latyntsev, 2024

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2024, № 2, pp. 93-96

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2024-2-93-96




Zenkov I.V.1, Trinh Le Hung2, Loginova E.V.3, Yuronen Yu.P.3, Vokin V.N.4, Kiryushina E.V.4, Sizova T.N.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

Sizova T.N.,Senior lecturer

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

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


The geography of the coal mining pit and the thermal power plants based on coal combustion has been determined in the Limpopo Province in the Republic of South Africa. The paper presents the results of studying the current state of surface mining of a large-scale deposit of high-grade coals, using remote sensing data from space. The production potential of the operating open-pit coal mine has been identified in the course of remote monitoring and analytical calculations.


Earth remote sensing from space, Republic of South Africa, Limpopo Province, Fuel and energy complex, Coal open-pit mines, Thermal electric power plants, Coal-fired electric power generation, Coal mining and consumption volumes, Distribution of production operations.


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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., Sizova T.N., Raevich K.V. & Latyntsev A.A. Surface coal production in the Limpopo Province in the territory of the Republic of South Africa based on satellite imaging data. Ugol’, 2024, (2), pp. 93-96. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2024-2-93-96.

Paper info

Received Octoberber 31, 2023

Reviewed January 15, 2024

Accepted January 26, 2024


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