Russia: gold output down in Q1 2018

In January-March Russia decreased output of raw and semi-refined gold, or gold powder by 1.6% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat), in March gold output dropped by 7.1% YoY, but increased by 1.7% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: mining-metallurgical future depends on domestic market

The future of Ukrainian mining-metallurgical complex depends on the domestic market. “If the domestic market is strong, there will be construction, machine-building, car manufacture, subway construction. There will be development”, the opposition prime minister Boris Kolesnikov said during his visit to Zaporozhogneupor. According to him, the main problem of Ukrainian mining and metal complex is…

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Ukraine: School of Young Engineers opens at ArcelorMittal University

This weekend the new education project for employees’ children has started at ArcelorMittal – School of Young Engineers. The educational program includes chemical and physical experiments, master classes in wood and metal work, electrical and robotics, and 3D-printing. Participants of the School of Young Engineers will be 320 children at the age of 9 to…

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Ukraine: methane explodes at Pokrovskaya mine

Late on April 16 there was an explosion of an air-methane mixture at the Pokrovskaya mine in Donetsk region.

The explosion occurred at the depth of 470 meters on the second south long face.

7 miners were injured. They have been taken to the hospitals in the cities of Kramatorsk and Mirnograd. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel rents 10 BelAZs

Mechel has rented 10 BelAZ dump trucks within the agreement with the State Transport Leasing Company. According to Mechel statement, the total cost of the agreements is 900 million rubles ($14.5 million). The new machinery with the lifting capacity of 90 tons has already been transported to Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works. 6 dump trucks…

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