Environmental and monopolistic issues in industrial minerals mining

Authors

  • Aleksandr K Kirsanov Siberian Federal university http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7977-4954
  • Georgij S Kurchin Siberian Federal university
  • Natalia A Shkaruba Siberian Federal university
  • Natalia V Nikolaeva Siberian Federal university
  • Ravil Z Nafikov Siberian Federal university
  • Sergey S Kostilev Joint Stock Company «Norilsktransgaz»
  • Umarjon R Teshaev Tajik Technical University named after academician M.S. Osimi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15243/jdmlm.2023.103.4567

Keywords:

environment, industrial minerals, opencast mining, underground mining

Abstract

The paper discusses the environmental impact of industrial minerals mining. Research shows that interest in mining of industrial minerals increases year by year, and their demand and consumption will steadily grow. The market conditions are favorable for developing new fields. Both opencast and underground mined minerals are most popular these days. The industrial minerals market analysis indicates its dynamics, but the high monopoly degree of mining of certain minerals causes some restrictions on free competition in subsoil use. At the same time, environmental issues raised at the level of world power governments are not reflected in legislative documents. We raise the possibility of partial transition from opencast mining to underground one-as an alternative that carries environmental improvement of a mining area.

Author Biographies

Aleksandr K Kirsanov, Siberian Federal university

Candidate of Technical Science, Associate Professor of the Underground Mining Construction Department.

660025 Krasnoyarsk, avenue the Krasnoyarsk worker, 95 Institute of mining, geology and geotechnologies the Siberian Federal University (SibFU)

an e-mail: AKirsanov@sfu-kras.ru, ph. 8-923-356-7951

Georgij S Kurchin, Siberian Federal university

Candidate of Technical Science, Associate Professor of the Underground Mining Construction Department.

660025 Krasnoyarsk, avenue the Krasnoyarsk worker, 95 Institute of mining, geology and geotechnologies the Siberian Federal University (SibFU)

Natalia A Shkaruba, Siberian Federal university

Candidate of Technical Science, Associate Professor of the Underground mining named after N.Kh. Zagirova Department.

660025 Krasnoyarsk, avenue the Krasnoyarsk worker, 95 Institute of mining, geology and geotechnologies the Siberian Federal University (SibFU)

Natalia V Nikolaeva, Siberian Federal university

Ravil Z Nafikov, Siberian Federal university

Sergey S Kostilev, Joint Stock Company «Norilsktransgaz»

Umarjon R Teshaev, Tajik Technical University named after academician M.S. Osimi

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Submitted

14-10-2022

Accepted

03-02-2023

Published

01-04-2023

How to Cite

Kirsanov, A. K., Kurchin, G. S., Shkaruba, N. A., Nikolaeva, N. V., Nafikov, R. Z., Kostilev, S. S., & Teshaev, U. R. (2023). Environmental and monopolistic issues in industrial minerals mining. Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management, 10(3), 4567–4573. https://doi.org/10.15243/jdmlm.2023.103.4567

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