Azerbaijan: gold output sharply up in January-May 2017

In January-May Azerbaijan obtained 1741.6 kg of gold, up 2.2-fold YoY.

According to the State Statistics Committee, in May gold output totaled 1369.5 kg, up from 187.2 kg in May 2016.

Last year Azerbaijan mined 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UGK sells Darasun Mine to Uryumkan

Yuzhuralzoloto Group of Companies (UGK) has started transferring Darasun Mine LLC to the future owner – Uryumkan LLC. The transfer started on June 1. In May there was a strike at the mine: 81 miners refused to get back to the surface protesting against not receiving salary for April. At that time UGK president and…

Russia: Balja washes 67 kg of gold

As of mid-June Balja LLC has washed 67 kg of gold. The washing season started in May. In the first month the company obtained 42 kg of gold. According to the company CEO Valery Gurevich, this year it plans to yield 420 kg of gold. Balja is developing the alluvial gold deposits in the Kyrin…

Russia: Amur region yields 8.4 tons of gold

In January-May Amur region obtained 8407 kg of gold, up by 22.6% YoY, including 7699 kg of ore gold and 708 kg of alluvial gold. The growth has been provided by Petropavlovsk group of companies (Pokrovsky, Pioneer, Malomyr and Albyn), as well as Priisk Solovievsky. In particular, Priisk Solovievsky yielded 782 kg of gold, up…

Russia: Irkutsk region obtains 5.4 tons of gold

In January-May Irkutsk region obtained 5431.42 kg of gold, with 1126.58 kg being alluvial gold, and the rest (4304.84 kg) ore gold.

In January-April the region yielded 3704 kg of gold.

This year the target is 21277 kg of gold, down by 2 tons YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Renova Group seeks control over Petropavlovsk

Multi-industry holding Renova Group of businessman Viktor Vekselberg will endeavor to obtain control over Petropavlovsk Plc, which operates gold deposits in Russia and in which Renova holds a 22.34% share stake and a 6.88% convertible bond stake. Renova and friendly funds Sothic Capital Management and M&G Debt Opportunities, part of Prudential, jointly holding about 40%…

Belarus to help Sudan and Egypt extract gold

Belarus is ready to help Sudan and Egypt with extracting gold and other mineral resources, Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Andrei Kovkhuto declared. The relevant matters were discussed as a delegation of the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry visited Sudan and Egypt. Among other things the sides discussed the possibility of…

Kyrgyzstan: gold bars of Kara-Balta refinery meet international standards

Gold bars of Kara-Balta refinery meet international standards. This is confirmed by a special LBMA certificate issued to the enterprise. As the press service of Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC reported, the refining plant has successfully passed certification according to LBMA standards (London Bullion Market Association). The document confirms that, since 2016, the production at the refinery has…

Russia: Buryatzoloto earnings down in Q1 2017

In January-March Buryatzoloto, a part of Nordgold, sold 1.1 billion rubles worth of gold, down from 2.4 billion rubles in Q1 2016. The company received 734 million rubles of net losses against 147 million rubles of net income last year. According to the company statement, the decrease is connected with the fall in key output.…

Kazakhstan: gold output up in January-April 2017

In January-April Kazakhstan produced 26772 kg of raw gold, up by 24.5% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, raw silver output decreased by 10.1% YoY, to 357310 kg. (Ukrainian metal)