Ukraine: all salary debts to miners cleared

The Ministry of energy and coal industry has cleared all salary debts to state miners. “The government has found funds, and we have fulfilled our obligations to the miners. All of them”, energy minister Igor Nasalik said. Now, according to him, the government has to find funds for the development of the state coal industry.…

Georgia: one dead in mining accident

A miner died last night during underground works in Shukruti mine in the village of Chiatura – a city in the western Georgian region of Imereti. The mining accident claimed the life of 45-year-old Zaza Abramishvili at around 3 am. Georgian American Alloys, the company responsible for the mine, said in a statement that part…

Ukraine: Donbas miners given 365 million UAH to clear salary debts

The state mines in Donbas have received 365 million UAH transferred to partially clear salary debts.

Vice-prime-minister Vladimir Kistion thanked the ministries involved for quick solving of the problem.

Still, miners are striking at all the four mines of the state enterprise Selidovugol. They demand clearing their January salary debt. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Yuzhnodonbasskoye Mine Group orders cage shaft reinforcing

The state enterprise Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 Mine Group has ordered the Girnyk LLC the work to replace reinforcing of the cage shaft valued at 15.17 million UAH.

The works have to be carried within 3 months.

The contractor has to provide a 12-months guarantee. (Ukrainian metal)

Armenia: investments in metal deposits at $235 million in 2017

In 2017 companies developing metallic deposits invested $235 million in the operation.

In the next 3 years some 3 billion drams more will be invested in the field.

Metallic output last year increased by 30% YoY, mostly because of the growth of world ore prices. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: mine in occupied Donbass explodes

An explosion occurred at the Zhdanovskaya mine in the city of Zhdanovka in the occupied Donetsk region. 2 people perished. According to the so-called ministry of accidents of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, at the moment of the explosion there were 316 people in the mine. It is…

Armenia: Nigeria interested in mining cooperation

The new ambassador of Nigeria to Armenia Ibrahim Khamzat said his country was interested in developing and deepening relations with Armenia, especially in economic sphere.

In particular, he noted interest in developing cooperation in the mining sphere.

According to the ambassador, Armenia has a considerable experience in this industry. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: Russian mining companies to co-operate with colleagues

Seven companies of Russia’s Arkhangelsk region, engaged in mining, are interested in cooperation with their colleagues from Azerbaijan. The list of these Russian companies has been published by the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO). These are PJSC Severalmaz, JSC Arkhangelskgeoldobycha (diamond mining), LLC Onega Nerud (mining), JSC Severo-Onega bauxite mine (bauxite, clay, basalt…

Uzbekistan: Kazakh companies eyeing mining projects

Kazakhstan’s companies specializing in geological exploration are ready to work in Uzbekistan, the general director of the Kazakh-Australian company “Aurora Minerals Group” Kaisar Kozhamuratov said at the 10th international conference “Uzgeoinvest-2017”. “Uzbekistan has always been interesting for us from the point of view of geological exploration, since there are a lot of large deposits here.…

Ukraine: gap appears at Lviv mine

Following a recent earthquake, a pit with the diameter of 300 meters and the depth of 50 meters appeared at a mine in Lviv region.

The mine is situated in the zone developed by Polymineral Mining and Chemical Enterprise.

A basin with mineral water could appear there in time. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: mining prices down in May 2017

Prices in industry in May decreased by 1.3% after an increase of 1.6% in April, 3.5% in March and 3.1% in February. According to the State Statistics Service, the main reason of the decline was the price drop of metallic ores (by 22%). In mining and quarrying the product price decrease was 9.8%, while in…

Uzbekistan offers 29 mineral deposits to foreign investors

Uzbekistan has offered 29 deposits of strategically important solid minerals, including 12 gold deposits, to foreign investors for industrial development. In accordance with the Uzbek government’s decree, published in the national legislation database, investors were also invited to develop eight deposits of tungsten and three deposits of uranium, iron and lithium, each. In addition, potential…

Ukraine: Avellana Gold to mine polymetallic ores

Avellana Gold (Cyprus) intends to start mining polymetallic ores in Western Ukraine. “The management of the State geology service has recently had an official meeting with the American representatives of the company. The parties discussed main terms of mineral resources mining. The investor has acquired companies with licenses to mine and prospect polymetallic ores”, said…