The history of the Zapsibgeolsyomka dates back to 1956, when the Kuzbass Geological and Hydrogeological Expedition was formed to focus on geological surveying and exploration, as well as prospecting for mineral deposits in the south of Western Siberia. In 2012, the enterprise was restructured into an open joint-stock company.
Currently, Zapsibgeolsyomka is a region’s leader in prospecting and evaluation of various mineral deposits, hydrogeological and environmental surveying, and geological monitoring.
The priority line of company’s activities is exploration at the Kuzbass mining enterprises aimed at incrementing reserves and resources of coal, the main and most important mineral of the region. Alongside coal exploration, Zapsibgeolsyomka performs prospecting and exploration for a wide range of minerals, including gold, iron, manganese, vanadium, aluminium, polymetals, chrome, and nonmetallic minerals. It also carries out hydrogeological surveys.
The enterprise employs specialists with a good knowledge of the regional geology of Kuznetsk Alatau, Salair, Gornaya Shoria, and Gorny Altai and vast experience in regional geological and mineragenic surveys to any scale. Experienced and highly skilled geotechnicians ensure the high quality of geological operations. Currently, the company comprises of five prospecting parties, one geological survey laboratory, and the regional computer centre.
Zapsibgeolsyomka participates in various international and industry-specific conferences, including the congresses in Brasil (2002), Canada (2004), and France (2005) where the company’s director Alexander Metzner was awarded the SPI gold medal (French Industry Promotion Association).
As of today, the enterprise has sufficient technical and intellectual potential and experience to perform comprehensive exploration works, ranging from the development of project and estimate documents to the approval of reserves and resources at the State Reserves Committee (GKZ).