International "Astana Mining & Metallurgy" Congress
18-19 June 2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan increased gold reserves

Kazakhstan deposits Shokpar and Gagarinskoye contain more than 21 tons of gold and 135 tons of silver. The reserves are registered in the State balance sheet.

Specialists of Shokpar-Gagarinskoye LLP (100% subsidiary of Tau-Ken Samruk JSC) have completed the assessment geological exploration activities in the fields located in Zhambyl region, including approval of industrial conditions and reserves estimation.

The state Commission on reserves of Kazakhstan approved the reserves of the Gagarinskoye field in the categories C1+C2 in the amount of 2257.4 thousand tons of ore, 10 104.3 kg of gold of average content of 4.48 g/t; silver-84.2 tons, with an average content of 37.31 g/t.

The reserves of the Shokpar Deposit were approved in categories C1+C2 in the amount of 1554.1 thousand tons of ore, 10 952.9 kg of gold with an average content of 7.05 g/t; 51.5 tons of silver with an average content of 33.14 g/t.

Thus, the national company "Tau-Ken Samruk" reports about the successful completion of the exploration stage of the development project of the Shokpar and Gagarinskoye fields, current license for mining operations is expected.

Tau-Ken Samruk intends to attract strategic partners to implement the next stages of the project.
For reference: Gagarinskoye Field is located in the Korday district of the Zhambyl region approximately 200 km west of Almaty and 60 km from the Otar railway station. The distance from the site to the highway Almaty-Bishkek on the hard road of 17 km; on the field road-8 km. The nearest railway station Birlik is located 35 km away from the field. The high-voltage power line ends in the Birlikvillage, low-voltage power line runs 8 km from the site.

Shokpar field is located at the territory of the Korday district of the Zhambyl region, 40 km away from the Gagarinskoye field. The asphalt road running to the Almaty-Bishkek highway is 5 km away from the deposit. There is access to the railway stations Shu and Ota. There is a high-voltage power line with a branch to the field10 km away from the field.

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