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TOMSK, Jan 11 –
RIA Tomsk. Tomsk Investment Construction Company (TISK)
plans to start drilling for exploration at the Turuntaevo polymetallic deposit
in the Tomsk region in January-February 2022; zinc is planned to be mined by
shaft or mixed method, TISK director Alexander Belyayev told RIA Tomsk.
Earlier it was
reported that in 2018 TISK launched a project to develop the Turuntaevo
polymetallic ore occurrence, located 60 kilometers from the regional center -
in the village of Turuntaevo, Tomsk district. The company plans to produce one
million tons of zinc at the deposit, with mining planned to start after 2023.
drilling work at the Turuntaevo polymetallic ore occurrence will start at the
end of January - beginning of February. Contracts for the work are being signed
with contractors. Sphalerite is the main material at Turuntaevo. Zinc is
extracted from it," Belyayev said.
According to the
interlocutor of the agency, the mining of minerals at the Turuntaevo field is
planned by mine method. But it is possible to start with an open pit with a
further move into the mines. It is planned to create at least 200 jobs.
today, mining, if it is done within the limits of the law, does not harm
nature... There are many requirements which must be observed in order not to
cause any harm. There are also special environmental impact assessments,"
said Belyayev when asked about possible environmental consequences.
It was also
previously reported that TISK Group was founded in 2006. It holds several
licenses for mining of minerals on the territory of the Tomsk region: for
extraction and processing of sand, sand-gravel mix, fractionated gravel,
crushed stone, clay and shale. TISK Geogold, a subsidiary, has been exploring a
gold deposit near the Larinsky reserve since 2018.