Russia plans to start the development of the Pizhemskoye titanium field, the country’s largest titanium field from 2026, according to recent statements, made by some senior officials of the Russian federal government and some local media reports.
The planned period for the development of the field, which is located in the Ust-Tsilemsky region of the Komi Republic, is 500 years
The project is expected to be implemented by the Rustitan company, a leading Russian titanium producer and will be part of the existing State Strategy for the Development of the Arctic Zone of Russia, which is designed 2035.
Under the terms of the project, the company will conduct various exploration and preparation works that will take place during the period of 2021-2026. By 2026 mine and processing complex in close proximity to the field will be built.
In accordance with the latest data of the Russian Federal Agency for Subsoil Use, the reserves of the field are estimated at 300.4 million tons of titanium ores, 345 million tons of glass sandstones. These figures make it the largest titanium field in Russia, in terms of reserves.
The development of Pizhemskoye field is not the only project, which is implemented by Rustitan in the Komi region. Currently the company continues implementation of the project for the establishment of mining cluster within the territory of the region, that will unite local mining companies and create the necessary conditions for the development of the mineral resource base in Komi.
By: Eugen Gerden