JSC Dalgeofizika (Khabarovsk, a subsidiary of the ROSGEO state holding) has completed the second stage of study at the Poni prospecting site in the Komsomolsky district of the Khabarovsk Territory. Here the company is prospecting for gold-quartz and gold-copper-porphyric mineralization under the state contract signed in August 2016 by the holding and the Subsoil Management Department for the Far Eastern Federal District. It is planned to complete the study in full by the end of 2018, but today specialists do not doubt that the site will become one of the largest deposits of this type in the region.
The total exploration area is 32 km2. A number of tasks were set for geologists under the project: to identify gold and copper ore objects of commercial parameters, to localize and evaluate the inferred resources of minerals by the Р1 and Р2 categories.
Today, the main geological works are concentrated on four ore occurrences: Mednoye, Olkhovoye, Borkhi Tonkaya, and Gribnoye. In the Olkhovaya zone, two gold-copper ore bodies have already been identified with parameters corresponding to the estimated ones. Two additional mineralized intersections were allocated in the veins of Gribnoye occurrence, the fact of localization of commercial gold-copper mineralization in the Mednaya zone with elevated concentrations of bismuth, arsenic and antimony was established. Current evaluated resources for the site are more than 160 tons of gold and more than 1 mln tons of copper.
Preliminary results also allow expecting the distribution of ore bodies outside the study area, that will serve as the basis for the continuation of exploration in the neighboring area.
Currently, mining and drilling works are being performed. There will not be the site study suspension for the winter period.
The final report on the results of the three-year studies is scheduled to be submitted to the customer by the end of the next year. Then the final figures of the inferred resources will be presented.
RG-Inform, Press Center of ROSGEO JSC
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.
The history of Dalgeofizika started in 1951, when Dalnevostochnaya Geophysical Expedition was founded in Khabarovsk. The company specialists discovered and prepared for development numerous fields of various mineral resources in the Khabarovsk Territory, Amur and Jewish Autonomous Regions, and in other regions in the East of the country. The firm has completed work which includes more than three million square kilometers of flight lines and gravimetric surveys, more than five million linear meters of well logging, and several thousand square kilometers of surface geophysical and geochemical surveys.