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The volume of gold mining in the Khabarovsk Territory grew by 1,4
The Governor of the province, Vyacheslav Shport, held a hardware meeting in the Government of the region to discuss the development of the mining industry.
During the meeting it was noted that over the past three years, the volume of gold mining in the province increased by 1,4 times. In 2013, it was possible to extract 20,6 tons of precious metal, which was almost three tons more than the planned target, the press service of the governor said.
As noted by the Minister of Natural Resources of the Territory Vasily Shikhalev, such indicators were achieved by increasing the productivity of the flagships of the mining industry - subsidiaries of Polymetal and the international holding Highland Gold Mining.
"In 2013, the international holding" Highland Gold Mining "in the Nikolaevsky area put into operation a mining and processing plant at the" Belaya Gora "deposit, - the minister said. - Its capacity allows to extract 1,5 million tons of ore with an output of up to 3 tons of gold per year. Polymetal has completed the construction of a hydrometallurgical plant in the city of Amursk to process gold-bearing concentrate. Last year, this enterprise produced 4,9 tons of gold. The Albazinsky mining and processing plant in the Polina Osipenko area also reached its design capacity, where 7,4 tons of precious metal were mined. The Okhotsk Mining and Geological Company has done well ”.
The bulk of the precious metal mined enterprises that specialize in ore gold. They accounted for up to 80% of total production.
According to the ministry's forecasts, in 2014, gold mining in the region will remain at the level of 20,4 tons.