TOMSK, Mar 21 – RIA Tomsk,
Karina Sapunova. Scientists of
Tomsk State University (TSU) will explore two gold deposits in Siberia for the
international company Nordgold in 2017, the press service of the university
reported on Tuesday.
According to TSU, now mining
companies are interested in opening of new fields, and it is preferable if they
are in areas close to the operating mines. It is caused by the fact that their
production will be profitable even without really large reserves of gold or
silver as all necessary infrastructure – roads, factory and another is already
created in the area.
"Scientists of "Analytical
Center of Geochemistry of Natural Systems" of TSU geological and
geographical faculty perform works for the international company Nordgold,
conducting gold mining on four continents of the planet. The geologists are
engaged in search of new perspective objects and finding of the direction of
bedding of gold-bearing veins", – it is said in the message.
It is specified that the TSU
geologists worked at gold and silver deposits in the Amur region, Yakutia and
Buryatia in 2016. The data, obtained by the scientists, are used for the
organization of drilling operations. Then geologists investigate the received
samples, estimate quality and amount of ore. It helps to define economic feasibility
of further researches of the fields.
"The Nordgold company
will continue cooperation with the geologists of TSU in 2017. The scientists
will carry out diagnostics of deformation structure of rocks, will define the
direction of bedding of layers of gold-bearing ore and will construct
deformation models of new objects near two fields located along BAM", – it
was noted in the university.
It is explained that use of
these models will allow mining companies to increase considerably efficiency of
searches and investigation of deposits of noble metal.
Nordgold is a Russian gold
mining company having nine operating mines and developing a number of projects
in six countries on four continents. It is created in 2007 as structure of
Severstal, it is allocated in the separate company and placed the depository
receipts in the London stock exchange in 2011.