Kyrgyzstan

Bozymchak Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Silver
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotBozymchak mine is currently operating as an open pit, with an underground development under construction.
Related AssetEast Region and Bozymchak Operation

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Nova Resources B.V. 100 % Indirect
KAZ Minerals Bozymchak LLC (operator) 100 % Direct
KAZ Minerals has been wholly acquired by Nova Resources BV to support the Company’s pursuit of a capital-intensive strategy focused on long-term growth.

KAZ Minerals Limited is a high growth copper company focused on large scale, low cost, open pit mining in Kazakhstan. It operates the Aktogay and Bozshakol open pit copper mines in the Abay and Pavlodar regions of Kazakhstan, three underground mines and associated concentrators in the Abay and East regions of Kazakhstan and the Bozymchak copper-gold mine in Kyrgyzstan.

KAZ Minerals Bozymchak LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KAZ Minerals.

Deposit type

  • Intrusion related
  • Skarn

Summary:

The Bozymchak deposits were generated by intrusion of a large granitoid stock with pinkish-grey porphyritic granites of the Dzhalgyzuriuk massif into carbonate cauntry rocks of Devonian and Carboniferous age. Devonian sediments are polymict clastics, calcareus sandstones and limestones of Frasnian-Famennian age. Carboniferous sediments are sandstones and limestones, sometimes siliceous and bituminous, of Tournaisian-Visean age and pyroclastic sedimentary rocks (andesitic and dacitic tuffs) of mid- Carboniferous age.

Mineralization is generally in skarn zones, in the form of disseminated sulphides with associated gold. The major sulphide component is chalcopyrite with lesser bornite and covellite; there is some rare presence of sphalerite and arsenopyrite. Surface oxide mineralization is only weakly developed and is primarily marked by the occurrence of malachite. The skarn mineralization is of garnet-wollastonite and garnet-pyroxene types; metamorphosis of limestone and dolomite has occurred locally to form marble and siliceous limestone. The thickness of the skarn horizon varies from a minimum of around 7 m up to 85 m.

To the east of the main central deposit sulphide zones are found which contain chalcopyrite, pyrite and pyrrhotite, with, in this zone, serpentinites which are the products of alteration of pyroxenite; some fibrous asbestos is also found.

The Bozymchak deposit comprises four sectors separated as discrete areas by faulting:
- South-western sector;
- Central sector;
- Eastern sector;
- Davan sector.

In the Central sector the skarn horizon occurs along a bow-shaped strike along the contact of country rock and the intrusion, along a 2 km strike with dip to the south of between 75-86 degrees.

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Comminution

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Production

CommodityProductUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Copper Payable metal kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe77.27.57.9
Gold Payable metal koz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe41404143
Silver Payable metal koz  ....  Subscribe263242249275

Operational metrics

Metrics20222021202020192018201720162015
Waste  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe3.9 Mt7.8 Mt6.7 Mt5.9 Mt4.5 Mt
Tonnes processed  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,024 kt1,002 kt1,009 kt1,034 kt
Ore tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,081 kt937 kt921 kt935 kt449 kt
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Production Costs

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

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