The company, on contract terms, started geological surveys at the site in June this year. The site is studied within the framework of the state task assigned by the Federal Agency for Mineral Resources to the All-Russian Scientific Research Geological Institute named after A. P. Karpinsky (FGUP VSEGEI) to perform regional geological survey work of scale 1:200,000 on group of sheets within the Siberian Federal District in 2017-2019. The Angarsk geological expedition, one of the subdivisions of the Irkutskgeofizika, is directly engaged in research on the Satalakhskaya area. The works will be completed by the end of 2019.
By this time, the specialists of the Irkutsk enterprise will prepare geological information for creating the author’s version of the State Geological Map-200/2 with digital models of the site and will specify the features of its geological structure and the regularities in the location of minerals. Besides, prospective areas in the territory will be localized and the inferred resources by the P3 category will be estimated. As a result, recommendations will be made on setting up prospecting works with passports of the sites, including the Tonod and Vitim ore regions, promising in terms of discovering industrially significant deposits of iron, gold, tin and other minerals.
ROSGEO is a Russian multi-industry geological holding company, which offers a full range of geological exploration services from regional surveys to stratigraphic drilling and subsoil monitoring. The holding company boasts unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations.
ROSGEO was established by Decree No. 957 of the President of the Russian Federation dated 15 July 2011 on the basis of Tsentrgeologia, one of the oldest exploration companies in Russia. ROSGEO is a fully state-owned company.
The enterprises within the holding company operate in all eight federal districts of Russia. ROSGEO includes 53 enterprises located across the country. A total of more than 1,000 fields and deposits have been discovered by the holding’s companies, including major hydrocarbon and solid mineral deposits and fields such as the Astrakhan field (2.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Tengiz field (3.1 billion tonnes of oil), the Kovykta field (1.9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Sukhoi Log deposit (about 2,000 tonnes of gold), the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, and many others.
ROSGEO’s subsidiaries have rich experience in implementing projects abroad: dozens of new fields and deposits have been discovered in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
ROSGEO clients include such companies as Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, Severstal, MMC Norilsk Nickel, Itera, NLMK, Sibuglemet, BP, Chevron, and many others.