Tajikistan: Pakrut to increase gold output

The Ministry of Industry and New Technologies is calling on the Tajik-Iranian gold-extracting company Pakrut to increase output and processing. Since 2014 Pakrut has been fully owned by China Nonferrous Metal International Mining Co., Ltd. The first gold ingots were produced in early 2017. The same year the Pakrut mine was damaged by snow avalanches.…

Russia: gold and silver output up in 2018

In 2018 Russia produced 314.42 tons of gold and 1119.5 tons of silver, up by 4.2% and by 7.2% YoY respectively.

Most of the gold produced is purchased by the Central bank.

Last year it bought 8.8 million ounces of gold (273.7 tons). (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold production up in January 2019

Production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 6,308 kg in January, up by 0.7% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reports.

In the accounting period the output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 57,145 kg, down by 4.1%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: gold and silver output down in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine decreased the output of semi-wrought gold by 61.5% YoY, to 5 kg.

Unwrought silver (or powder) output also decreased – by 32.4%, to 1527 kg.

Semi-wrought silver manufacture fell by 50.2%, to 495 kg. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold and silver output up in January-November 2018

In January-November 2018 Russia produced 290.3 tons of gold, up by 2% YoY.

Mined gold output grew by 4%, to 243.89 tons.

The manufacture of secondary and associated gold fell by 10%, to 14.43 tons and by 4%, to 31.98 tons respectively.

Silver output grew by 8%, to 1 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold output up in 2018

In 2018 Kazakhstan produced 97.429 tons of gold, up by 14.2% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, silver output dropped by 8.6%, to 968.941 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: processing factory to be built in Yakutia

A processing factory will be built on the basis of the Vertikalnoye mining enterprise in Yakutia.

Its processing capacity will be 110 thousand tons of ore per year.

The factory will be producing silver cathode deposit. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Chukotka gold output down in 2018

Gold production on Russia’s Chukotka peninsula decreased by 4.81% YoY, to 24.130 tons in 2018, an official at the regional industry policy, construction, and housing and utilities department reported on January 14. Placer gold output grew by 11%, to 2.583 tons. Output of Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, a unit of Kinross Gold, rose by…