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East region

Overview

The Group owns and operates three polymetallic underground mines and associated concentrators in the East Region of Kazakhstan.

East Region Production Summary

Copper

kt (unless otherwise stated)

 

2016

2017

Ore extraction (kt)

3,729

2,998

     

Ore processed

3,586

3,163

Average copper grade processed (%)

2.27

2.21

Average recovery rate (%)

89.4 90.1

Copper in concentrate

72.8 63.0

Copper production

69.5 59.5

 

By-products

koz (unless otherwise stated)

 

2016

2017

Zinc bearing ore processed (kt)

3,586 3,163

Zinc grade processed (%)

2.95 2.65

Zinc in concentrate (kt)

75.4 57.6
     

Gold bearing ore processed (kt)

3,586 3,163

Gold grade processed (g/t)

0.56 0.48

Gold in concentrate

21.8 18.7

Gold production

20.4 17.6
     

Silver bearing ore processed (kt)

3,586 3,163

Silver grade processed (g/t)

45.1 40.8

Silver in concentrate

2,928 2,527

Silver production

2,705 2,300

 

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