Uzbekistan: tungsten cluster to be created

IFG Metals & Mining and the State Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources have signed an exclusive agreement on the prospecting and development of 7 tungsten deposits. Under the agreement a tungsten cluster will be created in Uzbekistan. Investments in 25-30 years will reach $300 million, and some 1500 jobs will be created. IFG will…

Kazakhstan: tungsten industry to be revived

Tungsten trioxide reserves of Kazakhstan are estimated at over 2 million tons. The development of the industry began in 1970s. But the project was suspended in 1993 due to numerous economical and political reasons. So far 12 deposits have been prospected in the country. The largest of them are Verkhneye Kayraktinskoye and Severniy Katpar in…

Russia: tungsten output down in Q1 2018

In January-March Zabaykalye region produced 290.3 tons of tungsten concentrate, down by 45.7% YoY. The decrease has to do with the drop of output volumes at Novoorlovsky Mining and Processing Works. Two companies are developing tungsten deposits in the region – Novoorlovsky GOK and Bom-Gorkhonsky Mine LLC. Novoorlovsky GOK develops and processes tungsten ore of…

Russia: Primorye to construct tungsten-processing plant

A new tungsten-processing plant and a mining-processing complex will be built in the Primorye region under the agreement with the Volfram Company, which also presupposes the stabilization of Lermontovsky GOK operations.

Investments in all the projects for 2018-2025 are estimated at 1.5 billion rubles.

Some 500 jobs will be created for the locals. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: tungsten raw materials exports duty postponed

The restoration of the 10% tungsten ore and concentrates export duty, scheduled for September, has been postponed till the end of the year.

Thus the current 0% duty will be valid through December 31.

The export duty was imposed in 2013. In 2016 after requests from manufacturers it was temporarily cancelled. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Zabaikalye mines 1077 tons of tungsten

In January-August Zabaikalye region mined 1077 tons of tungsten, down by 9.3% YoY. Two companies mine for tungsten in the region: Novoorlovsky Mining and Processing Works and Bom-Gorkhonsky Mine LLC. Novoorlovsky GOK provided for 96% of the total tungsten output, with Bom-Gorkhonsky Mine yielding just 4%. In 2016 the region obtained 1700 tons of tungsten,…