Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzaltyn gold works sees profits in 2016

The gold-processing works of Kyrgyzaltyn received 132.5 million soms of net profit in 2016, up by 84.1 million soms YoY.

In 2012-2015 the average profit of the works was around 80 million soms.

Output at the works increased last year by 25.4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia decreased gold ingot output by 7.8% YoY, with December 2016 being the 5th consecutive month when the gold output decreased. In December 2016 gold output dropped by 4.6% YoY, but increased by 6.2% MoM. The Gold Manufacturers Union or Russia expects that in 2016 the country will produce 297 tons of gold,…

Azerbaijan: gold output down in 2016

In 2016 Azerbaijan mined 1894.1 kg of gold, down by 15% YoY. According to the State Statistics Committee, in December 2016 the country mined 133.5 kg of gold, all the gold was sent for processing. In 2015 Azerbaijan mined 2229.3 kg of gold, up by 19.1% YoY. At present Azerbaijan mines gold and silver at…

Russia: UGK gold output up in 2016

In 2016 enterprises of the Yuzhuralzoloto Mining Company yielded 15 tons of gold, up by 9.5% YoY. Svetlinsky Mining and Processing Works mined 8 million tons of ore and plans to mine as much this year. Bereznyakovsky Mining and Processing Works is expected to mine 1 million tons of ore in 2017. In 2018 UGK…

Ukraine: Beregovskoye deposits left to KRK

The State geology and earth service had to cancel the suspension of the license to mine gold-polymetallic ores at Beregovskoye deposits, following the ruling of the court. In 2012 the Karpatskaya Rudnaya Companiya received the license to work at the deposits. In March 2014 the state department of the geological control checked the company and…

Russia: gold output up in January-October 2016

In January-October 2016 Russia produced 244.55 thousand tons of gold, up by 0.26% YoY.

Silver output dropped by 9.9% YoY, to 897.65 tons.

The first time when the Ministry of Finance provided precious metals output statistics was in 2014, when gold output reached 287.978 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Magadan gold output up in 2016

In 2016 Magadan region mined 27.9 tons of gold instead of 27.5 tons of the project target. “We have around 28 tons of gold, and this greatly increases our target indices. This will allow us to improve economic situation in the region and make our social support and sports construction programs more real”, the region…

Kyrgyzstan: 19.9 thousand tons of gold concentrate exported in 2 years

In 2015 Kyrgyzstan exported 9.9 thousand tons of gold concentrate, with 10.1 thousand tons exported in 2016.

Most of the concentrate this year was exported to China.

6 Kyrgyz companies are involved in ore exports: Kyrgyzaltyn, Altynken, Kaidy, Full Gold Mining, Kazakhmys Gold and Kurandy Development. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Petropavlovsk slashes 2016 gold output forecast

U.K.-registered Petropavlovsk Plc, which operates in Russia, has decreased its forecast for production of gold in 2016 to 415,000-430,000 ounces from 460,000-500,000 ounces with an average production cost of about $700 per ounce, the company said in a statement. The new forecast followed re-estimation of the impact from suspension of production at the Andreyevskaya deposit…

Russia: Petropavlovsk to buy Amur Zoloto

Companies of the businessman Musa Bazhayev suggest correcting the agreement on selling Amur Zoloto to Petropavlovsk and receiving 20% in Petropavlovsk instead of 30.3%. In April Petropavlovsk signed an agreement to buy Amur Zoloto for $144 million from Alliance Mining Group and Lexor Group, controlled by Bazhayev. According to the agreement, his companies had to…

Kyrgyzstan: Solton-Sary mine yields 4.8 kg of gold in November 2016

In November 4.8 kg of gold were mined at Solton-Sary.

The mine has been efficiently operating since April. Gold output increases.

At present the mine employs 164 people. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: AAM gold output forecast down

Anglo Asian Mining has decreased its forecast for gold output in 2016 after the gold quality at Gadir mine dropped. This year the gold output target has been decreased to 67-69 thousand ounces from 69-71 thousand ounces. The company also reported that the Gedabek project had been connected to the National power system of Azerbaijan,…