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Kryvyi Rih

Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Modern Kryvyi Rih is a large and powerful industrial city ranking first by the volume of industrial production in Ukraine. The city is famous for its rich iron-ore deposits all over the world. A network of mines has been created in the city with the purpose of iron ore mining. Some mines have already reached the extraction at a depth of 1,5 km. The distinguishing feature of the city is 5 Mining and Concentrating Enterprises (North, Central, South, Ingulets) and the biggest enterprise of Europe PJSC ArcelorMittal Steel Kryvyi Rih which had played a crucial role in the formation of the city. In the process of human activities the steppe spaces were transformed into artificial mountain landscapes with moon sceneries. Kryvyi Rih is a powerful industrial center comprising both mining and factory-and-works objects of the branched structure.


Kryvyi Rih operating objects:

45 iron ore working mines;
41 quarries, 11 ones are operating ones and impressively due to their gigantic size;
104 dumps of open mining rocks;
26 collapsing zones and caving zones in the mining fields;
15 sludge storages;
28 artificial speleological objects (open mine shafts of the abandoned mines, old galleries, drifts, mines, winzes, collapsing wells and others like that).


A considerable part of mining technogenic landscapes are peculiar for Kryvyi Rih.
The quarries occupy the area of 4,2 thousand hectare, dry rock dumps - 7,0 thousands hectare, sludge storage - 5,5 thousand hectare and collapsing zones occupy 3,4 thousand hectare.
On condition that the area of Kryvyi Rih is 431,4 square kilometers, the mining technogenic landscapes comprise 48,8% of the city territory.

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