Mine Komsomolsky originally called Mayak-2

Mine Komsomolsky originally called Mayak-2

June 07, 2023

The decision to build a second mine on the Norilskaya River’s right bank was made back in 1964.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On April 30, 1964, the Council of Ministers of the USSR adopted a resolution on the Mayak-2 underground mine construction. But soon, on April 2, 1965, on the initiative of young builders, it was renamed Komsomolsky.

On March 29, 1965, the first explosion thundered, forming a foundation pit for the Komsomolsky lifting machine foundation.

The Komsomolsky mine was at the same time a testing ground and a production laboratory for the new technologies and equipment introduction.

For the first time in domestic practice, multi-meter tower headframes from monolithic reinforced concrete were erected here using sliding formwork, a new version of pile foundation was used in the stowing complex construction.

A large deposit was also mined for the first time using new self-propelled diesel equipment.

Sinkers set speed records at Komsomolsky: for the first time in the history of the Norilsk сombine, Yevgeny Astashin’s team passed 200 meters in one face in a month.

On March 29, 1971, on the eve of the XXIV Congress of the Communist party of the Soviet Union, a train with the first ore was sent to Norilsk. On this day, the state commission accepted into operation the first stage of the Komsomolsky mine with a “good” rating.

On December 26, 1975, the fifth stage was put into operation, the mine reached its design capacity.

In the History Spot’s previous publication, we talked about how the company’s youngest mine was built on the 69th parallel.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

June 07, 2023

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