Trans-Baikal Territory (Bystrinskoye Mining Company)
The Bystrinskoye Field is located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory. The closest residential areas are Novoshirokinsky, 14 km north-east of the field, and Gazimursky Zavod, a district centre 25 km to the north-west.
In 2015–2016, to increase the volume of development-ready reserves on the flanks and deep horizons of the field, the Company launched a follow-up exploration exercise. Drilling showed that the commercial mineralisation extended into both flanks of the explored areas and deep horizons.
The Bystrinsko-Shirinskoye Gold Field is located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory, 24 km south-east of Gazimursky Zavod. The Bystrinsko-Shirinskoye licence block is adjacent to Bystrinskoye Field.
In 2015–2016, the Company launched a pilot mining project on the Field using in-situ chlorination.
Zapadno-Shakhtaminskaya and Tsentralno-Shakhtaminskaya Areas
In 2015, the Company obtained a subsoil exploration licence to prospect for and appraise deposits of copper, gold, iron and associated minerals in Zapadno-Shakhtaminskaya and Tsentralno-Shakhtaminskaya Areas.
These areas are located in the south-eastern part of Trans-Baikal Territory, 22 km away from the Borzya – Gazimursky Zavod railway, and span the Alexandrovo-Zavodsky, Shelopuginsky and Gazimuro-Zavodsky Districts. The licence blocks are located in immediate proximity to the well-developed infrastructure of the former Shakhtaminsky mine, with the settlement of Vershino-Shakhtaminsky sitting right in the middle of the area.
In 2016, the Company launched a comprehensive prospecting and exploration project in the area, including geochemical and geophysical operations and geological traverses. A number of prospecting gold-copper mineralisation areas were identified; further prospecting is currently underway.
In 2015, the Company obtained a subsoil exploration licence to prospect for and appraise deposits of copper, gold, molybdenum and associated minerals in Chingitayskaya Area. The Area is located in the Alexandrovo-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory, 25 km north-west of the district centre. Near the licence block, some 3 km to the south, there is a Borzya – Alexandrovsky Zavod asphalt road (managed by the territorial government) and the Borzya – Gazimursky Zavod railway. In 2016, the Company launched a comprehensive prospecting and exploration project in the area, including geochemical and geophysical operations and geological traverses, which showed no potential for discovering an iron-copper-skarn field in the area.