Rosgeo refined the assessment of resources of potentially copper and molybdenum bearing targets in the Chelyabinsk Region

Chelyabinskgeosjomka, JSC (the company is a part of Rosgeo) carried out the survey at the Oktyabrskaya Area planned for QIII 2018. Here the company carries out mapping within the sheet N-41-XV (XXI) within the framework of the contract concluded with FSBI "VSEGEI" (acts as the customer with regard to the facility) in May 2017. The project completion is scheduled for QIV 2018.

The facility is located in the Oktyabrsky, Troitsky, Uvelsky and Etkulsky municipal districts of the Chelyabinsk Region.

In QIII 2018 geologists performed an additional collection, analysis and systematization of published and archival materials, seeding of databases. As a result, a set of the State Geological Map of 1: 200,000 scale was prepared for publication. It includes maps of Pre-Quaternary and Quaternary formations, as well as minerals and their distribution patterns. The data on the age, composition, formational belonging, tectonic position, boundaries and areas of development of mapped units are specified.

In addition, within the framework of the project, the boundaries of well-known (Troitsko-Mariinovskaya talcose nickel-copper-gold and Denisovskaya nickel and chromite bearing gold-copper-molybdenum) minerogenic zones have been specified.

For the Karakulsko-Podovinnaya copper mineralization zone and the Troitsky molybdenum-tungsten mineralization cluster, the predicted resources for category P3 have been refined. For the first one they are estimated at 930 thousand tons of copper and 210 thousand tons of zinc. For the second – at 100 thousand tons of molybdenum, 157 thousand tons of tungsten trioxide, 127 thousand tons of beryllium. Certificates of prospective targets have been updated and sent to VSEGEI for re-examination.

Currently the office work is proceeding. In QIV it is planned to complete them and submit a final geological report on the results of project implementation to the customer.


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 eight federal districts of Russia. ROSGEO has 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.


Chelyabinskgeosjomka, JSC is the only specialized enterprise in the Chelyabinsk Region that carries out regional geological survey. The company carries out monitoring of geological environment, geophysical, hydrogeological, engineering survey work. It includes an accredited diversified laboratory that provides analytical support for any geological, hydrogeological, geochemical, engineering-geological, environmental works. The laboratory equipment allows mineralogical analysis of rocks, determination of elements by chemical, spectral, atomic absorption and flame photometry methods, making petrographic thin sections and dissolving samples to determine microfossils and conodonts. The laboratory is able to carry out virtually the entire range of analytical studies required for prospecting, exploration, geological surveying, hydrogeological, geochemical and other types of geological work.

The company traces its history back to 1957, being the successor of the Chelyabinsk Geological Survey Company.