The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Gives Awards to RCC Personnel
The ministry recognized the contribution made by the company's personnel to the development of the mineral and raw materials base of the domestic nonferrous metal production industry.
The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has awarded a Deposit Discoverer badge to Vsevolod Levin, president of the Russian Copper Company (RCC), Tominsky Mining and Processing Plant deputy chief executive officer (Tominsky MPP, based in Chelyabinsk Region, is part of RCC Group) Nikolai Dzhemilev and lead expert of RCC's Subsurface Management Department Sergei Sarychev. The award was given for the discovery and exploration of the Tominsky porphyry copper deposit in Chelyabinsk Region. The accolade was also presented to other well-known representatives of the domestic exploration and mining industries who had made a significant contribution to the development of Russia's mineral resource base.
The Tominsky porphyry copper deposit is located in Sosnovsky District, Chelyabinsk Region. It was discovered in 1957. It was included into the world's 50 largest deposits with reserves estimated at 660 million tons of ore.
The Tominsky copper deposit was launched into development in July 2017 by Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and RCC chairman of board of directors Igor Altushkin. The formal ceremony was held during the INNOPROM-2017 International Industrial Exhibition. RCC is building the Tominsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant on the site. It will become one of the most advanced and largest projects in the Russian mining industry.
The Deposit Discoverer badge is regularly awarded to individuals who have discovered or explored previously unknown commercially valuable deposits. The award is also bestowed on professionals who have identified additional mineral reserves in greenfield, segregated deposits, ore bodies, acreages or ore fields that substantially add commercial value.