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Kokkol Mine

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Kokkol is an abandoned mine in the Katon-Karanai Nature Reserve, a landmark of the Kazakh Altai. The mine operated in the 1940s, or rather from 1938 to 1954. The mine specialized in quartz and tungsten mining. Work at the Kokkol mine began in 1938. Traveling to Belukha Peak, you will definitely see this mine on your way. 2 villages were built nearby, the Upper Village and the Lower village, in these villages the workers of this mining mine lived.

Kokkol mountain abandoned mine - how to get there.

The Kokkol tungsten mine is located in the Kazakh Altai on the territory of the Katon Karagai Nature Reserve. The height at which the mine is located, according to legend, is 3000 meters at sea level.

Kokkol Mine - tourist information -

There is a mountain path to the Kokkol mine along which you can take a walk to the mine. The mine is located high in the mountains at an altitude of 3000 meters, there are still preserved mechanisms and remnants of houses in which the miners who worked at the mine lived. For a long time there was a legend that prisoners of war worked at the Kokkol mine, but it was only a legend, it's just that this mine worked here in wartime.

Kokkol Mine - history -

During the war, there was an urgent need to increase the production of tungsten and molybdenum, since without these metals it was impossible to make strong armor for tanks, aircraft and self-propelled guns. Even the smallest deposits were involved. One of them was Kok-Kulskoye near Belukha. Mobilized youth worked there, mostly girls and boys.

The letter to the chairman of the East Kazakhstan Regional Executive Committee and the chairman of the Katon-Karagai district executive Committee stated: "In the border strip of the Katon-Karagai district, 80 km north of the village of Berel, a geological exploration party Kazredmedmedgeologorazvedka will work for the purpose of exploration of the Kokul tungsten-molybdenum deposit. Considering that the Kok-Kul deposit has All-Union significance, and that it is located in an extremely inaccessible area and has no wheeled road for 80 km, but only a pack trail, it is prescribed to organize the transfer of about 200 tons of food, equipment, equipment to the deposit in a short summer period accessible to transport from June 1 to September 15 with the allocation of the necessary number of horses and camels."

Kokkol Mine


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