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Preparations for launching an electric conveyor are underway at the Mayskoye field

Preparations for launching an electric conveyor are underway at the Mayskoye field
Photo: Polymetal

An electric conveyor with a length of four kilometers is planned to be launched at the Mayskoye field in Chukotka (Mayskoye Gold Ore Company LLC - a Polymetal company). The mechanism will bring the ore to the surface.

According to the press service of the enterprise, as part of the modernization of the rock transportation system, the process of large-scale electrification is currently underway at the underground mine. In underground work, two electric LHDs are already in use, their number will double by the end of the year, in addition, two electric dump trucks will go into operation. The electric conveyor is slated to bring the first ore to the surface in the second quarter of 2022.

In the first six months of 2021, Mayskoye processed about 435 thousand tons of ore, the gold content was 6 grams per ton. The gold recovery ratio in the same period reached 92%, exceeding the last year's figure by 5%.

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