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"Norilsk Nickel" will develop Maslovskoye field until 2035

«Norilsk Nickel» has been issued a license allowing to develop Maslovskoye platinum-copper-nickel deposit in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The deadline for license — 1 June 2035. In accordance with the parameters of the license development and adjustment of an exploration program must be completed before the beginning of June 2016. Start exploration is scheduled for December 1 next year. The final stage will be in the beginning of June 2019. Preparation, coordination of the development plan at the sites with established reserves will start from the beginning of June 2021. Start of work on the construction of infrastructure facilities of the mining complex is scheduled for 12.01.2021 years, industrial production should start no later than 06.01.2025 year.

Initial annual production capacity of the enterprise, according to preliminary estimates of 3 million. Tons of ore. In terms of performance correction may be performed in accordance with the development of TA. The enterprise is scheduled to 06.01.2028 year. Achieving now full design annual capacity in the amount of 5.3 mln. Tons of ore is expected to 06.01.2033 year.

The right to development and the development of «Norilsk Nickel» Maslovskoye deposit was granted by the Russian government in March 2015. The license stipulates the exploration and production of copper-nickel sulfide ores containing nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and other components. Stocks of copper-nickel sulfide deposits of resources of category C 1 and C 2 experts estimate at 215 million. Tons. The proportion of nickel reaches 728 thous. Tons of copper 1.122 million. Tons, palladium 32.3 million. Oz, platinum 12.5 million. Ounces of gold of 1.3 million. Oz. the required amount of payment totaled 306,620,000. RUB.

The costs of «Norilsk nickel» for exploration in the order of 1.2 billion. RUB. The total volume of investments in this project will be known after the end of the scoping study.

Opening Maslovskoye deposit located in the Norilsk industrial area, belongs to the «Norilsk Nickel». There was the same it during the regular geological exploration. The first license for use of mineral resources deposits for the study was provided by the company in August 2006. License renewal Rosnedra had in December last year. In addition, in November 2014, «Norilsk Nickel» were issued a license for geological exploration, learning and assessment has 3 deposits of copper-nickel sulfide ores in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

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