Russian Copper Company to Launch New Mine in Orenburg Oblast

UrBC, Orsk, November 23, 2017. Russian Copper Company’s Orenburg Oblast-based asset ORMET completed the construction of Dzhusinsky underground mine by 90% so far.

According to Russian Copper Company’s press service, the only jobs left to do before the commissioning are assembling the outer electric grids and doing the startup routines for all the facilities. These are the tasks the workers will concentrate on in the next one and a half months.

Dzhusinsky is being put up in place of Dzhusinsky sulphide poly-metallic ore deposit in Adamovsky District, Orenburg Oblast.

The deposit was an open-pit mine in 2004-2014; the construction of an underground mine began in 2016. The prospective mine’s capacity was estimated at 220,000,000 kg a year. It became clear in the process that the figure would actually stand at as much as 300,000,000 kg a year; the mine is expected to be operated throughout 2025.

In addition to Dzhusinsky, ORMET also started working on Luchisty Mine in Orenburg Oblast this year; the mine’s capacity is estimated at 112,000,000 kg a year.


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