Metals and mining

Coal production in the Ukraine is down by 5.3% in Jan-June 2013

The coal-producing enterprises of the Ukraine reduced coal production by 5.3% (by 2 mln.278.1 thousand tons) in January-June 2013 against the same period in 2012 (to 40 mln. 521.2 thousand tons).
As the source in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry stated to “Interfax-Ukraine” agency, coking coal production over this period went down by 6.1% (by 770.3 thousand tons) to 11 million 878.4 thousand tons, steam coal – by 5% (by 1 mln. 507.8 thousand tons) to 28 million 642.8 thousand tons.

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Krasnolimanskaya mine has launched face with daily capacity of 960 tons

Krasnolimanskaya mine has launched face with daily capacity of 960 tons . The length of the southern slope is 156 m, and the length of the mine section is 284 m. Coal reserves are 160,000 tons there. On June, the mine launched the face with daily capacity of up to 4,000 tons of coal.
Translated by Nadezhda Poltoratskaya 
Source: http://novosti.dn.ua/details/205684/

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In the first 6 months of 2013, Dnepropetrovsk metallurgic plant insignificantly decreased production of rolled metal

In June, an overhaul of blast furnace took place here; cast iron production made up 194 thousand tons last month
In January-June of 2013, the Dnepropetrovsk metallurgic plant n.a. Dzerzhinsky, a part of the corporation Industrial union of Donbass, decreased the production of finished rolled metal by 1.9% as compared to the same period of 2012 to 1.632 million tons. As a representative of the enterprise reported, from the beginning of the year, the plant decreased the steel smelting by 2.7% to 1.593 million tons and cast iron by 8.8% to 1.44 million tons.

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Vyksunsky metal works has made trial batch of profile pipes of new type sizes

Vyksunsky metal works, a subsidiary of OMK has made a trial batch of profile pipes of new type sizes at the upgrade mill 203-530 in pipe welding shop #3 of the oil and gas pipe division.
The plant made square pipes of 200x200 mm, with wall thickness of 6mm and 10 mm of steel sorts 10SP and 20 SP. Now the products are tested for correspondence to the standards in the central laboratory of the plant.

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Gold production can be over 20 tons at Kolyma in 2013

Gold production can be 22 tons at Kolyma in 2013, that is more than in 2012, the acting governor of the Magadan region V. Pechyony says. Last year the region produced 20.737 tons  of gold (+14.28%), 834.696 tons of silver (+7.3%), 7.59 tons of ore gold (+11.9%), and 13.15 tons of alluvial gold (+15.7%). In the beginning of the production season of 2013, the regional administration forecasted decline in gold production by 3% to 20.1 tons, and growth in silver production by 5% to 875 tons.
Translated by Nadezhda Poltoratskaya

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South Kuzbass increases coal production volume

OJSC “South Kuzbass” increased coal production by 11.9% in January-June 2013 against the same period last year.
The miners produced 7 million 148 thousand tons of coal during the first 6 months of 2013. It is by 763 thousand tons or 11.9% more than during the same period in 2012.

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1 miner is missing after the rock fall at the mine “Vladimirskaya” in Kuzbass

There carried out recovery operations after the incident at the mine “Vladimirskaya” (CJSC “Siberian resources”) in the Kemerovo region, which happened on Wednesday.

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Magadan region may increase gold production by 6% in 2013

The subsurface users of the Magadan region may exceed the last year’s production level and produce about 22 tons of gold, an interim governor of the region V.Pecheny said to PRIME Agency.
In 2012 gold production in the Magadan region went up by 14.28% to 20.737 tons, silver production – by 7.3% to 834.696 tons against 2011. Gold ore mining in a total volume increased by 11.9% to 7.59 tons, placer gold production – by 15.7% to 13.15 tons.

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Gorevsky GOK to increase investments into production 3.4 fold

The Gorevsky mining-and-processing plant (Krasnoyarsk region) is about to increase the volume of investments into the main production by 3.4 times up to 593.8 million roubles in 2013.
The main part of the investments at 539 mln. roubles or 90.8% of the total volume, will be directed for a construction of dike dam on the south coast of the river Angara and the moving of the navigable channel.

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Central Asia Metals is about to expand copper plant in Kazakhstan

The British Central Asia Metals produced 4.857 thousand tons of copper at its hydrometallurgical enterprise in Kazakhstan and is about to reach 10 thousand tons of production before the end of the year.

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