The president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoeyev has increased the subsoil use tax when mining for non-ferrous and precious metals on average 5-fold. The corresponding announcement has been published on the site of the National legislation database. The copper mining tax grew from 8.1% to 30%, metallic zinc – from 4% to 20%, gold from 5%…Details
The Corporation of the Far East Development received 24 offers on investment cooperation in the free port of Vladivostok. Three of them were submitted by the potential residents of the Chukotka Autonomous District. In particular, the Ugolnaya Mine intends to purchase new equipment, machinery and spare parts, thus improving the coal mining capacity at the…Details
In January-June the Republic of Yakutia increased gold output by 16% YoY, to 8055.26 kg.
Moreover, the output is 3.5% above the half-year target.
This year Yakutia intends to obtain 25 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)
An accident happened at Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works on July 24.
A truck driver was injured while replacing wheels. He got his nose, jaw and hand damaged.
A special commission has been created to investigate the accident. (Ukrainian metal)
Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works and Sumykhimprom cannot satisfy the real demand of the mining and metallurgical companies in sulfuric acid. According to the letter of Ksenia Lyapina, chairwoman of the State Regulatory Service, to the prime minister Vladimir Groysman and the first vice minister Stepan Kubiv, the shortage of the sulfuric acid on the…Details
Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works has put into operation the roughing stand of the new hot-rolling mill. Now the company is able to produce plates with the thickness of 10-210 mm, width of 3 meters and the length of 32 meters. The stand has been commissioned under the rolling complex project with the capacity of…Details
Since the start of the washing season Omega LLC has extracted 250 kg of alluvial gold. The company is operating in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). This year the company is working at three sites, but the main amount of gold was obtained at the Lazo deposits. In 2018 Omega intends to extract 300 kg…Details
Komsomolskaya mine of Vorkutaugol has put into operation a new long face 612 with the reserves of 821 thousand tons of coal.
The length of the face is 300 meters, and the width – 2.2 meters.
The long face will be developed until April 2019. (Ukrainian metal)
This year Ural Mining-Metallurgical Company intends to improve output.
In particular, it expects to produce 390-400 thousand tons of cathode copper. In H1 the company produced 190-200 thousand tons.
Zinc output is forecast on the level of 280 thousand tons, ferrous metals – 1 million tons, and coal – 45-46 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Pravormiyskoye enterprise will construct a mining and processing works on the territory of quick development in the free port of Vladivostok. The reserves of the deposits are estimated at 120-150 thousand tons of tin. When the enterprise reaches design capacity, it will be able to completely cover the domestic demand in tin. Tin Ore Company…Details
In January-June Russia produced 25.9 million tons of pig iron, up by 0.5% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in June output grew by 0.5% YoY and by 0.1% MoM. Rolled metal output increased by 2.8% YoY in 6 months, to 31 million tons. In June output dropped by 4.5% MoM, but…Details
Prices of precious metals in Azerbaijan varied on July 24, gold and silver fell in price, while platinum and palladium rose, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold decreased by 21,556 manats, to 2072,5635 manats per ounce on July 24, compared to the price on July 23. The price…Details
The mine named after Stashkov (DTEK Dneprovskoye Mine Group) has put into operation a new breakage face. This is the second long face prepared for operation this month. The reserves of the long face 5023 are over 250 thousand tons of coal. The long face will be in development till the end of the year.…Details
Energomashspetsstal has received a new order from Ilva SPA (Italy).
According to the agreement signed in February, EMSS will produce and deliver to Milan 3 supporting rolls for cold-rolling mills.
The total weight of the order is 84 tons.
The rolls have to be delivered in H1 2019. (Ukrainian metal)
In June Zagorsky Pipe Works sold 43.4 thousand tons of metal via railroad, up 20-fold YoY.
In January-June deliveries grew 8-fold, to 153.8 thousand tons.
All metal via railroad is sold to domestic customers only. (Ukrainian metal)
In June Amurmetal sold 49.5 thousand tons of metal, up 11-fold YoY.
In January-June sales reached 227.3 thousand tons, up 11-fold.
Russian customers received 80 thousand tons, while 147.6 thousand tons were exported. (Ukrainian metal)
In June, according to the railroad statistics, direct supplies of scrap to Amurmetal totaled 53.6 thousand tons.
This is almost 80-fold more YoY.
In January-June deliveries reached 223.4 thousand tons, up 5-fold YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Since the start of the season Rise LLC, a gold-extracting company of the Magadan region, has obtained over 250 kg of the precious metal. The plan for this year is 700 kg of alluvial gold. Last year the company yielded 569.5 kg of gold. The company is operating at two sites – the Pravaya Vizualnaya…Details
The Vorkutinskaya mine was the first enterprise of the Vorkutaugol to have mined 1 million tons of coal this year. The mine has been constructed on the basis of the Kapitalnaya mine No. 1 and No. 40 and was commissioned in 1973. Now the mine is developing two long faces. Last year the mine yielded…Details
Yakutugol has purchased a new KamAZ with a clamshell.
The cost of the machine is some 7.5 million rubles.
The machine will make the process of cleaning cars of snow completely automated.
The KamAZ will also be used for loading and unloading. (Ukrainian metal)
Altai-Koks has finished the reconstruction of the air-purification system in the coal preparation shop on the territory of the car dumps.
The new machinery allowed increasing air purification of dust from 75% to 99.5% and improving labor conditions.
Investments in the project totaled 100 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
The gold production of Russia’s Polyus increased by 23% YoY, to 602,000 ounces in April-June, the company said in a statement on July 24.
In January-June the output rose by 18% YoY, to 1.109 million ounces.
Sales increased by 6%, to $1.291 billion at the average price of $1.317 per ounce. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)
In January-June Kamchatka region yielded 2471 kg of gold, down by 16.2% YoY. Silver output remained on the previous year level (7.3 tons). Ore gold accounted for 2466 kg. Alluvial gold output reached 5 kg, as only one enterprise was washing sands – Vector Plus LLC. This year gold output is expected on the level…Details
Ormet has reached the design capacity of the surface stowage facilities of the Djusinskiy mine. The capacity of the facilities is 6 thousand cubic meters of fill rock per month. The construction size of the facilities is 1800 square meters. Ormet obtained the license to develop the Djusinskoye deposits in Orenburg region in 1999. Until…Details
In January-June Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 23.4 million tons of coal, up by 2% YoY, including some 3.2 million tons of coking coal. Since the start of the year the customers have been shipped 20.8 million tons of coal, with 70% exported (14.6 million tons) and the rest supplied to the domestic market (6 million tons). 20.7…Details
Prices of precious metals in Azerbaijan again started growing on July 23 after a week-long decline, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold increased by 17.6375 manats, to 2094.1195 manats per ounce on July 23, compared to the price on July 20. The price of silver increased by 0.2787…Details