Trans-Baikal Territory

About the asset

The Trans-Baikal Territory serves as the platform for NornickelOpen Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary’s large-scale investment project involving the construction of an open-pit mine and a mining and processing plant with a capacity of 10 mtpa. The pilot launch is scheduled for 2017, with the plant reaching its design capacity in 2020.

Bugdainskoye Field reserves

В + С1 + С2

812 mt of ore
600 kt of molybdenum
41 kt of lead

Geological exploration

Geological exploration in the Trans-Baikal Territory is aimed at developing and maintaining the CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossary’s mineral resource base. In 2015–2016, to increase the volume of development-ready reserves on the flanks and in the deep horizons of the field, the Company launched a follow-up exploration exercise at the Bystrinskoye Field. During the same period, the Company launched a pilot mining project at the Bystrinsko-Shirinskoye Field. The Company also holds licences to prospect for and appraise deposits of copper, gold, iron and associated minerals in the Tsentralno-Shakhtaminskaya and Zapadno-Shakhtaminskaya Areas. In 2016, the Company completed the prospecting identifying a number of promising gold-copper mineralisation areas. The Company also holds a licence to prospect for and appraise deposits of copper, gold, molybdenum and associated minerals in the Chingitayskaya Area.

Mining assets

GRK Bystrinskoye is set to develop the Bystrinskoye Field, a polymetallic deposit in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District, and the Bugdainskoye Field, a molybdenum deposit in the Alexandrovo-Zavodsky District.

GRK Bystrinskoye highlights

Bystrinskoye Field reserves (В + С1 + С2)
OreNatural minerals containing metals or their compounds in economically valuable amounts and forms.Go to the glossary, mt 286
Copper, kt 2,037
Gold, koz t 7,458
Silver, koz t 33,558
Magnetite iron ore, mt 66
Bugdainskoye Field reserves (B + С1 + C2)
Ore, mt 812
Molybdenum, kt 600
Gold, koz t 360
Silver, koz t 6,221
Lead, kt 41
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