MineInvest– junior mining projects accelerator competition

All presenters must register before 1 September 2019

The objective of the competition is to provide a platform for independent evaluation of early stage and developing mining projects and to discuss opportunities for their accelerated implementation with the assistance from investors and financial backers.

The competition is endorsed by the Federal Subsoil Use Agency – Rosnedra.

The Winners will be awarded the Competition Diplomas and valuable gifts.

Who is invited?

Subsoil users, prospecting artels and individual entrepreneurs developing mining projects in the Russian Federation are invited to participate in the competition.

Why participate?

Participation in the competition is an opportunity to receive the recommendations from leading experts, attract potential partners or investors, promote the projects to the forum’s worldwide international audience.

What projects?

  • Greenfield ores and metals exploration projects.
  • Brownfield projects including mine modernisation, renewal of mining activities, mining waste management and infrastructure development, mine closure.

Participation in the forum on 9-10 October and presentation at the MineInvest competition

Commercial rate Academic rate State / NGO Private individual  
Forum + “MineInvest” USD 650 USD 325 Please enquire Please enquire
Masterclasses + Forum + “MineInvest” USD 800 USD 400 Please enquire Please enquire
Gala dinner USD 200 USD 200 USD 200 USD 200

Terms and conditions for accepting applications for participation in the forum with a presentation

Applications for speaker presentations at master classes, forum sessions, business podiums, MineTech, MineInvest and MineDigital competitions are accepted until 1 September 2019.

Applicants will receive reply within 5 working days after making the application.

Speakers who have received confirmation of their presentation at the Forum, Business Podium or Competition must pay the registration fee prior to the Forum (unless exception apply).

All changes in speaker presentations must be communicated in a timely manner by writing to ru@minexforum.com.

In the event of cancellation of participation, the speaker shall propose, if possible, an alternative equivalent candidate by completing new speaker application.

Requirements for the Preparation and Submission of Presentation Materials

The working languages of the forum are Russian and English. When preparing speeches and presentation slides, speakers can use either one or both languages. During the forum, only one presentation file can be presented on the screens. For the simultaneous use of two languages in the presentation, speakers can divide the slides into two parts, presenting the content of each slide in Russian and English.

Dates to remember

No later than 1 September, the speaker (or his / her assistant) are required  to complete speaker form and provide the following information: speaker’s photo, biography (up to 150 words), title of the presentation, brief summary of the presentation (up to 200 words).

No later than 15 September, email to slides@minexforum.com presentation slides for publishing in the Mobile app. In the subject please indicate “Slides for MINEX Russia 2019 mobile app”. Slides must be sent in 4:3 standard slide size in PPT, PPTX or PDF. If the file size exceeds your allowed email parameters, speakers can send it via a service such as www.dropbox.com or OneDrive, or by sending a link to the file to the following address: slides@minexforum.com

No later than 25 September, email to slides@minexforum.com for projection on the screen. In the subject please indicate “Slides for MINEX Russia 2019 screen presentation”.
Slides must be sent in 4:3 standard slide size in PPT, PPTX or PDF. If the file size exceeds your allowed email parameters, speakers can send it via a service such as www.dropbox.com or OneDrive, or by sending a link to the file to the following address: slides@minexforum.com

  • Payment for participation in the forum is not charged if the speaker represents a sponsor company, exhibitor or partner of the forum.
  • The opportunity to participate in the forum without paying a registration fee is provided in exceptional cases by joint decision taken by the secretariat and program committee of the forum.
  • The competition is held within the business program of the forum.
  • Entrance for spectators is free.
  • Presentations will be evaluated by competent persons entitled to sign reports on the results of geological exploration, resource and reserves estimation, heads of mining companies responsible for strategic development and investment activities, as well as representatives of investment companies, banks, private equity funds and government organisations.
  • Each contestant is given 15 minutes for the presentation and answering questions.
  • Winners will be awarded the Competition Diplomas and valuable gifts.

Russian-English Simultaneous translation will be provided for all presentations.

Presentation equipment: Projector, Screen, Laptop, Clicker/Presenter, Lectern, Microphones, Audio System, Translation headsets.

Orsu Metals Corp. won the gold award for its Sergeevskoye gold deposit project developed in the Zabaykalsky Krai. Orsu Metals explores Sergeevskoe gold project since 2017. The license area starts some 300 m west from the suspended open pit of the Klyuchevskoe gold deposit and 9 km east from the open pit of the Alexandrovskoe gold deposit. In 2017-18, the company drilled some 15,000 m and trenched 4,500 m at Zone 23, Adit 5, Klyuchi West and Kozie prospects. The identified gold mineralization forms two bands, 800 m long and 200-250 m deep each. Maximum gold-mineralized width (200 m) was identified so far at the Klyuchi West prospect. The average gold grade is 1.5-2.0 g/t Au. Orsu is planning to publish a JORC-compliant mineral resource estimate in Q4 2018.

The “Skytvarn Resources” won the silver award for its project of the development of alluvial deposits of a technical abrasive garnet in Murmansk region. The project impressed the jury with its bold mission to build cost-effective production of abrasive garnet to meet the needs of the domestic market which currently imports materials from Australia and India. Due to the low cost and high quality, abrasive garnet from the Murmansk region can also compete on the international markets.

The bronze award was presented to Terney Gold which is exploring for gold and silver in the north of Primorsky Krai. The jury members were impressed with the quality of the assets and flexible approaches Terney Gold is offering to new partners, lenders and investors.

Other projects were presented at the competition by Central Kola Expedition (Extraction of gold and lithium in the Kola Peninsula in the greenstone belt of Kolmozero-Voron’ya); DVGK and Golden League group (Developments Noni and Bolotistoe gold deposits in the Khabarovsk Territory), Mineral Exploration Network (Finland) Ltd (Logrosan – world class Au-W ore district. Ore district Logrosan is represented by intensive gold anomalies with a total length of more than 25 kilometres. Presence of hard rock gold mineralisation is confirmed by outcrop sampling, trenching and shadow drilling. The scale of mineralisation is comparable with world-class RIRGS deposits).