Elbrusmetal owns mining and production assets in the North Caucasian Federal District.
Tyrnyauz tungsten-molybdenum deposit
Is one of the highest mountain deposits globally, located at the altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level in the Elbrus municipal district in the high-mountain part of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, 5 km from Tyrnyauz town and 90 km from Nalchik – the capital of the Republic.
The area is economically advanced and has well-developed infrastructure.
Tyrnyauz is the largest tungsten deposit in Russia (36% of tungsten reserves) and one of the largest globally.
Ore bodies are concentrated in
Explored depth of the field
Tyrnyauz tungsten and molybdenum deposit production facilities including processing plant, administration building and site infrastructure will be located in close proximity to the deposit.
Systematic geological survey of the deposit has been conducted since 1930s and mining operations started in 1940. Since then, especially during 1964-1981 various studies provided good knowledge of the morphology of the ore bodies and qualify mineable configuration.
Tyrnyauz deposit is of contact-metasomatic type. The deposit area is composed of Devonian volcanic-sedimentary rocks. The ores are confined to a series of steeply dipping skarn basins of the northwestern strike with molybdenite and scheelite mineralization.
Hydrometallurgical plant that will process tungsten and molybdenum ore concentrates is located in Nevinnomyssk special economic zone.
Products of the processing plant
Largest tungsten deposits globally (kt)
Nevinnomyssk Hydrometallurgical Plant
Mineral base of Tyrnyauz deposit
JORC reserves and
Balance reserves according to Russian natural resources commission