Russian Mining science – challenges and development prospects


Session 11- “Russian Mining science – challenges and development prospects “ will be closing the 12th annual mining and exploration forum MINEX RUSSIA 2016. Its participants will express the importance of science for the Russian mining industry and the benefits they bring to each other.

Olesya Lipich the Head of Environmental Bureau at the Zabaykalzolotoproekt will talk about the challenges and sources of growth made possible by developing a science-intensive mining industry in Russia.

Deputy Director General for Resource Management Projects and Executive Director of the Scientific-Production Center at RT-Business Development, Mr Igor Demidov will demonstrate the role of the EPCM centre in the implementation of the Rostec mining projects, and talk about development strategy, core competencies, growth drivers.

The Head of research laboratory, VNIPIpromtechnologii, Mr Evgeny Kuzmin will explain solving regional environmental problems by underground tailing placing. “The decision of the underground and surface placement of tailings with its transformation from liquid to paste/gel form reduces the surface area of ​​tailing- storages, and prevent contaminants in the natural hydrogeological space.”- he comments.

The session will also include a panel discussion with participation from:

  • Grigory Mashkovtsev, General Director, Federal State Unitary Enterprise “All-Russian Research Institute of Mineral Resources” (VIMS)
  • Mikhail Sapozhnikov, Scientific director, “Diamant” David Pearce, General Director, SRK Consulting (Russia)
  • Igor Solodov, Director of development innovation and technology, ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (JSC Atomredmetzoloto)
  • Maxim Seredkin, Principal Resource Geologist, CSA Global Pty.

Session Moderator: Mikhail Leskov, Head of Section for Evaluation and Valuation for Mineral Properties, Russian Society of Experts for Sub-soil Use/OERN.

The MINEX Russia mining and exploration forum will be held in Moscow, Russia on 4-6 October 2016 at the Radisson Slavyanskaya hotel. Additional information on the event is available at