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Sukha Balka

Iron ore reserves in the block amount to 244,000 tons

Sukha Balka Mine, part of DCH Group, has prepared and commissioned a new ore mining block at Yuvileyna mine. This is stated in the company’s corporate newspaper.

“On May 8, the miners of the 17th section carried out the first explosion in the 34-36 block, located on the 1st floor of the Gnezdo 1-2 deposit at a horizon of -1420 m,” the company said.

Iron ore reserves in the block amount to 244 thousand tons. Due to the high quality of ore, the mine operated steadily in May and ensured stable operations in June.

Preparation and commissioning of this block was carried out by the Drilling and Sinking Department No. 19. Deep wells were drilled by the No. 9 section. Ore extraction is carried out by section No. 17. Self-propelled equipment, including a DERUI loading and delivery machine, was used to perform the cutting operations.

«The mine workers made every effort to deliver the block on time and with a good grade. Thanks to this, Yubileynaya mine can confidently continue ore production in the near future,” commented Vladimir Moiseichenko, Head of the mine’s production department.

As GMK Center reported earlier, the mine produced almost 931 thousand tons of commercial iron ore in 2023. Last year, the company operated in the mode of maximum resource saving. In particular, the company repaired equipment at industrial sites on its own and continued to implement the equipment modernization program.

In 2024, the company plans to increase production of commercial iron ore by 20% compared to 2023, to 1.134 million tons.

Sukha Balka mine specializes in underground iron ore mining and has an annual capacity of about 3.1 million tons, and includes Yuvileyna and Frunze mines.