Alluvial deposits in the Bodaybo district of the Irkutsk region have been developed for over 160 years since the mid-1840s and continue to generate steady income. Recently, a major upgrade of the mining fleet provided for significant increase in gold output at Polyus alluvial operations.
Irkutsk region, Eastern Siberia, Russia
Dredging and quarrying followed by gravity separation
10 million m3Processing capacity
0.9 millionProven and Probable Reserves (ounces)
1.5 millionMeasured, Indicated an Inferred Mineral Resources (ounces)