Highland Gold Mining Limited intends to commission the Blagodatnoye deposit in Khabarovsk region in 2024. The deposit resources are estimated at 777 thousand ounces of gold. At present the company is developing the Belay Gora deposit with the reserves of 601 thousand ounces of gold. Both deposits could be developed until 2032. Ore will be…Details
In May Russia imported 10.3 tons of tungsten and scrap, down by 31.8% MoM and by 61.5% YoY. In particular, deliveries from China decreased by 40.5%, to 8.6 tons. In 5 months tungsten imports totaled 56.6 tons, up by 0.9% YoY. In monetary terms since the start of the year imports have increased by 3.2%.…Details
In May Russia exported 26.5 tons of long rolled nickel, down by 50% MoM and by 39.5% YoY. Exports to Ukraine dropped by 86% MoM, to 3.5 tons, and to Latvia – by 10%, to 9.5 tons. Hungary imported 7.2 tons of rolled nickel, up by 43%. In 5 months exports totaled 225 tons, down…Details
Polymetal Int, uniting the assets of the Russian precious metals producer Polymetal International, will receive a 3.5% stake in company Chaarat after converting $10-million of bonds received as payment for the Kapan gold mine in Armenia, the company said in a statement on July 30. “Exchange of convertibles into Chaarat stock, working capital settlement, and…Details
Chinese company, which is developing a gold deposit in Solton-Sary, will pay compensation for the death of livestock, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan reports. According to the committee, its Chairman Emil Osmonbetov asked the company’s management to resolve the issue in order to create a positive image of the…Details
Promoting steady growth and improving the efficiency are important for the Belarusian steel mill BMZ, Dmitry Korchik declared. On July 29 the president approved the appointment of Dmitry Korchik as director general of the Belarusian Steel Works Management Holding Company. “The company is known not only in Belarus but also throughout the world. The main…Details
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia has approved the merge of the Satka Pig Iron Works and Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works. According to the FAS, the merge will not result in domination on the manganese ferroalloys market. SChPZ manufactures FMn78 and FMn75 manganese ferroalloys, while KMZ produces only FMn78 ferroalloys. After the merge…Details
Severniy Mining and Processing Works is replenishing and modernizing its water-sprinkling fleet to fight dust. In July, 10 special machines were put into operation. In particular, for Pervomaysky and Annovsky quarries the fifth BelAZ water-sprinkling machine with the tank of 119 cubic meters has been purchased. Another BelAZ with a smaller tank (32 cubic meters)…Details
Energomashspetsstal has received a major order for the manufacture of billets for Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant, China. Under an agreement, signed in July, EMSS will produce spare parts of the reactor machinery for the power units Nos. 7 and 8. The parts are to be supplied in 2020-2021. EMSS has already produced the first ingots…Details
A titanium tetrachloride leak occurred at the Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works. According to the rescuing team, the accident happened because of the tank leakage. As of 11:40 the accident has been eliminated. Chemical materials evaporations have not left the shop territory. There is no danger to the lives of the citizens. There were no…Details
Khuzhir Enterprises LLC intends by the end of the year to have resumed operation of the gold-extracting factory at the Konevinskoye deposit in the Republic of Buryatia. In 2020 the company plans to produce at least 400 kg of gold. Investments in the project reach 400 million rubles. Khuzhir Enterprises started developing the deposit in…Details
In January-June under the project “Product innovations” Severstal sold 192 thousand tons of new types of products, up almost 5-fold YoY. At present the group is mastering the manufacture of 67 new products, up 2.5-fold YoY. For instance, TEMPO has produced a trial batch of linear pipes of innovative corrosion-resistant steel. Cherepovets Iron and Steel…Details
In June railroad sales of rolled metal by Evraz-NTMK to Russian customers and abroad totaled 319 thousand tons, down by 1.5% MoM, but up by 13.3% YoY. In H1 sales grew by 15.6% YoY, to 1.97 million tons, the highest result in the past 4 years. Sales to Russian customers totaled 1.07 million tons, up…Details
In May Russia exported 250 tons of tungsten ore, up by 100% MoM and by 100.2% YoY. Exports doubled due to the sales to Austria. Deliveries to South Korea remained unchanged. In 5 months tungsten ore and concentrate exports totaled 624.6 tons, up by 43% YoY. Since the start of the year the exports in…Details
In January-June KAZ Minerals produced 147.6 thousand tons of copper, up by 6% YoY. In Q2 copper output totaled 77.6 thousand tons. Aktogay GOK manufactured 74.1 thousand tons of copper, Bozshakol GOK – 47.1 thousand tons and Bozymchak (Kyrgyzstan) – 26.4 thousand tons. The year output is planned on the level of 300 thousand tons.…Details
Kumtor gold mine took the 8th place out of 10 among the mines with the lowest costs for their maintenance in the first quarter of 2019. Mining Intelligence looked at costs at primary gold mines and ranked them based on average all-in sustaining costs (AISC). The AISC metric serves as a benchmark of a mine’s…Details
Last week the price of one ounce of gold decreased by 19.89 manats or by 0.81%. Accordingly, the average price of one ounce of gold stood at 2,414.9877 manats. The price of one ounce of silver increased by 0.0871 manats or by 0.31%, to 27.8543 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum grew by…Details
Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) is considering launching a $100-150-million plant producing grain-oriented electrical steel in India, a company spokesperson said in a statement. “The project is in progress. We are considering locating a part of the grain-oriented electrical steel business. Investment can amount to $100-150 million. The decision has not been made yet,” the…Details
In June Ukraine produced 1.659 million tons of steel, down by 3% YoY. Still, the 13th place among world steel manufacturers has been retained. China traditionally ranked first with 87.5 million tons, up by 10%. In January-June Ukraine produced 10.93 million tons of steel, up by 5.2%, which qualified for the 13th place as well.…Details
In January-June Tajikistan increased coal mining by 18% YoY.
93% of coal is extracted at the pits.
In H1 717.4 thousand tons of coal were sold, including 424 thousand tons to the heat and power plant No. 2.
Exports decreased by 63.5%. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Russia imported 1.1 tons of tantalum, including scrap, up by 172.7% MoM, but down by 0.7% YoY. Deliveries from Kazakhstan grew 2-fold, to 774 kg, and from China – more than 5-fold, to 201 kg. In 5 months tantalum imports totaled 3.6 tons, down by 35% YoY. In monetary terms since the start…Details
Russian Copper Company, the initiator of the Tomino Mining and Processing Works construction in Chelyabisnk region, intends to discuss the project corrections with the local dwellers. On August 5 the company will present the results of the assessment of the GOK environment impact. One of the leaders of the StopGOK movement Vsailiy Moskovets claims that…Details
In January-June the net profit of VSMPO-Avisma increased by 47%, to 12.828 billion rubles.
The increase is due to the drop of the dollar exchange rate by 9%.
The company revenue grew by 10%, to 42.273 billion rubles.
Sales did not change and totaled 15 thousand tons of titanium. (Ukrainian metal)
In April-June Rusal increased aluminum sales by 20.8% QoQ, to 1.082 million tons. The increase is due, among other things, to the sales of stocks accumulated during the sanctions. At the same time, the company experts believe the trade war between US and China has resulted in the drop in aluminum demand. Rusal fears the…Details