At Swan ore field in the Aldan region of Yakutia geologists discovered a large gold deposit Mountain ore with estimated resources of 200 tons of gold, according to the Ministry of Economy and Industrial Policy of Yakutia, referring to the first deputy head of the State Committee of the Republic of Vitaly Kalashnikov.
According to him, three years ago, "Yakutskgeologiya" came out with an initiative to once again search works on Swan Field, hoping to find a non-traditional territory of the gold mining sites. The work was done at the expense of the federal budget.
Geologists are interested in Ore Hill, who remained with uncertain prospects and nedoizuchennoy since the beginning of 2000. Once the content and settings of gold ore bodies geologists have come to the conclusion that the subject deserves attention and further study. Based on the identified prospectivity, prospective reserves of subsurface can be large, Kalashnikov said.
The next step — evaluation work, which are the prerogative of Rosnedra. In the list of works in 2013 to Mount Ore included. Yakutnedra hold a competition for the right to conduct appraisal work.
Three years later, the winner will have to approve the reserves of the State Commission, after which the field will be traded, which resulted in one of the subsoil users will receive a license to develop the field, said Kalashnikov.
At the end of 2012, gold mining in Yakutia increased by 9.6 percent to 21.2 tons compared with 2011. In particular, the company "Aldanzoloto GRK" (included in the "Polyus Gold") increased gold production by 17.1% to 4.3 tons.