Russia: Zabaikalye to process gravitation gold-bearing concentrates

The Krasnoyarsk region subsidiary of the State Expertise Service of Russia has approved the project to construct a site to process gravitation gold-bearing concentrate in Zabaikalye.

It is expected to process 3 tons of gold-containing raw materials per day.

The complex is expected to be operating for 14 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: gold exports up in January-February 2019

In January-February Uzbekistan exported $3 billion worth of products, up by 20.4% YoY.

$1.2 billion accounted for gold.

During the whole 2018 Uzbekistan exported $2.9 billion worth of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold production up in January-February 2019

Production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 14,315 kg in January-February, up by 5% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan reports.

In the accounting period output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 128,576 kg, down by 5.1%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: gold reserves to grow

The government of Uzbekistan has drawn up a plan of prospecting works to increase gold reserves from 2020 to 2024 by 474 tons. According to the plan, the gold reserves have to increase due to the opening and the further development of new gold deposits. As of the end of 2019 the gold reserve has…

Russia: Polymetal gold output up in 2018

In 2018 Polymetal increased gold equivalent output by 9% YoY, to 1.562 million ounces.

Gold manufacture reached 1.216 million ounces, up by 13%.

Silver output fell by 6%, to 25.3 million ounces.

In 2019 Polymetal intends to produce 1.55 million ounces of gold and in 2020 – 1.6 million ounces. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Vostoc-2 to extract 67 kg of alluvial gold

The Vostoc-2 miners team intends to extract 67 kg of alluvial gold this season.

In particular, the team will finish developing the Moiga site, though the license is valid until March 2022.

The team will also be developing the site at the Kuzkin Brook.

Last year the team extracted 64 kg of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Tajikistan: Pakrut to increase gold output

The Ministry of Industry and New Technologies is calling on the Tajik-Iranian gold-extracting company Pakrut to increase output and processing. Since 2014 Pakrut has been fully owned by China Nonferrous Metal International Mining Co., Ltd. The first gold ingots were produced in early 2017. The same year the Pakrut mine was damaged by snow avalanches.…

Kyrgyzstan: Kumtor should not be stopped

The operation of Kumtor should not be stopped, mining engineer Orozbek Duisheev declared. According to him, mining industry is in critical condition. “It is necessary to change the laws, there must be independent management in order to bring the industry out of crisis. First of all, Kumtor should not be stopped, it must continue working,”…

Russia: Polyus Aldan produces first ton of gold

Since the start of the year and as of March 3, Polyus Aldan has produced 1 ton of gold.

In 2017 the first ton was produced on March 13, and in 2018 – on March 6.

In 2018 the enterprise produced 6.2 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SiGMA suspends gold manufacture

The Siberian Mining and Metallurgical Alliance (SiGMA) has suspended the manufacture of gold at the Ozernovskoye deposit for 2 months. The deposit is situated in Kamchatka region. The suspension of the operation has to do with the need to reconstruct the gold-extracting factory with the capacity of 60 thousand tons. The factory was commissioned in…