Pokrovskiy – the future base for the POX Hub.
Since commissioning in 1999, it has produced c.1,960koz of gold. Despite being a mature project, Pokrovskiy remains one of the Group’s key assets, due to its strategic location near the Trans-Siberian Railway and developed infrastructure.
As the mine gradually comes towards the end of its life, the Group plans to turn the Pokrovskiy site into a Pressure Oxidation (POX) Hub, which is expected to be the largest and most advanced of its kind in Russia. Crucially, it will enable the Group to process refractory ore reserves, including refractory reserves from third party deposits.
As at 31 December 2015, Pokrovskiy (including Burinda) had 1.4Moz of Mineral Resources, of which c.0.4Moz were Ore Reserves.
Deposit type: Hard rock with non refractory ore.
Mining: Open pit.
Processing: RIP plant and seasonal heap leach facility on site. Plans to transform site into POX Hub.
Development history: Acquired in 1994 and developed into an operational mine in house. Commissioned heap leach facility in 1999 and RIP plant in 2002.
Reserves and resources: 0.4Moz of Ore Reserves and 1.4Moz of Mineral Resources inc. Burinda satellite deposit.