The planned extraction will amount to 45,000 tons of iron ore
The Sukha Balka mine, which is part of the DCH group, commissioned a new production capacity at the mine in September 2023. Frunze. This is stated in DCH Steel corporate newspaper.
«In the development of a new production unit, the miners involved modern self-propelled equipment – these are drilling rigs and a loader. The use of equipment in the technological process of extraction will allow to reduce costs and increase efficiency, as the block has good characteristics,» the message says.
Block 51-57 is located on the -1200 m horizon of the Druzhba deposit. Reserves of iron ore amount to 45,000 tons with a high iron content of 62.9%.
Mining was carried out by the miners of site №21, and mining will be provided by the miners of site №6. The miners plan to develop the industrial unit by the end of the year.
As GMK Center reported earlier, in September Sukha Balka started production at the Frunze mine after almost a year of downtime.
In the second quarter of 2023 Sukha Balka increased production of commodity ore by 42% q/q ª up to 260,000 tons, raw iron ore – by 32% compared to the previous quarter, up to about 300,000 tons.
Also, Sukha Balka in 2022 commissioned about 10 new blocks with a total capacity of 800 thousand tons of iron ore.
The Sukha Balka mine specializes in underground iron ore mining with a capacity of about 3.1 million tons per year. The mining includes the mines Frunze and the Yuvileyna.