Kazakhstan: gold reserves up in 2017

Last year the Ministry of Investments and Development held auctions for the usage of subsoil resources on 58 sites.

According to the ministry, gold reserves increased by 35 tons, silver – by 25 thousand tons, uranium – by 14 thousand tons, tungsten – by 70 tons and copper by 1.1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in 2017

In 2017 Russia obtained 306.9 tons of gold, up by 6.3% YoY. According to the Ministry of Finances press-service, mined gold output totaled 253.9 tons (237.8 tons in 2016), by-product gold – 16.4 tons (15.3 tons) and secondary gold – 36.6 tons (35.4 tons). Silver output in 2017 decreased by 4% YoY, to 1.044 million…

Russia: Rosgeo discovers 74 tons of gold in Adygeya

Severo-Kavkazskoye PGO, a part of Russia’s state geological exploration company Rosgeo, has discovered 73.79 tons of inferred gold reserves at the Dakhovskaya area of the Belorechensky structure in the southern republic of Adygeya. According to the company statement on February 14, the project is implemented under a 173.2 million ruble state contract concluded by the…

Ukraine: AMKR energy consumption down in 2017

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih considerably decreased energy consumption. In particular, total power intensity was 25.231 gigajoule per 1 ton of liquid steel. This year the total energy consumption is planned on the level of 25.195 gigajoule per ton. Last year the company achieved the historical lows of electricity consumption – 4.194 billion kW-h and…

Russia: Koks to get 10 billion rubles

The public joints stock company Koks has attracted a VTB loan of 10 billion rubles. According to the company statement, the term of the loan is 7 years. The interest rate will be set depending on the term. The maximum volume of the interest rate should not exceed 20%. Koks is controlled by the Industrial-Metallurgical…

Russia: metal output up in 2017

Major metal companies believe that the favorable trends of 2017 will persist this year as well. Last year Russia produced 71.3 million tons of steel, up by 2.4% YoY. Rolled metal output grew slightly – by 0.7%, to 60.9 million tons. Pig iron manufacture grew even less – by 0.55%, to 52.2 million tons. It…

Russia: KSGOK produces 180 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate in January 2018

In January Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works LLC produced 180 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate. Last year the company produced 2 million tons of iron ore concentrate and this year expects to increase output to 3.2 million tons. KSGOK is a part of IRC ltd. It was created on the basis of Kimkanskoye and…

Russia: Norilsk Nickel and Russian Platinum sign strategic partnership agreement

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest producer of palladium and refined nickel in the world, and LLC Russian Platinum have signed a framework agreement on strategic partnership. According to the agreement, the parties will establish a joint venture to develop disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk Industrial District. The JV will be 50%-owned by Nornickel…