The Group has a range of technological services to provide test working and support mine development.

The creation of the Group’s technical support base began simultaneously with the launching of its first enterprise, the Pokrovskiy mine, in 1999 when a testing and analysis laboratory was founded. Today the Group has a network of laboratories, equipped with high quality equipment and staffed by highly skilled and trained personnel.

In 2009 this network of laboratories was supplemented with a metallurgical test plant in Blagoveschensk, which was a first of its kind in the Russian Far East. The plant is able to examine various types of ore processing and to specify the parameters required at the Group’s enterprises to ensure that these are the most effective.

Laboratory Work