Conventional shovel-and-truck open-pit operation
Located about 400 km away from the city of Magadan in the Far East of Russia, Natalka is a large open-pitable deposit.
Full-scale mining operations at the site restarted in January 2017. With the entire processing flowsheet fully functional, Natalka currently operates in a ramp-up mode at above 90% of its design capacity. Polyus anticipates production to be fully ramped up in the second half of 2018.