In the Khabarovsk Krai, STEP Company has launched the construction of gold mining and processing facilities at the Belaya Gora (White Mountain) gold deposit. The mining license for the deposit is held by Highland Gold Mining. The refinery will produce the first gold bullion in November 2012, it will operate at the annual design capacity by gold (2.3… 3.1 t) in 2013.
The article describes unfavourable geography and climate of the deposit, and the transportation patterns for winter and spring-summer seasons. The author also presents the description of ore processing technologies, as well as ore processing waste storage, environmental protection and natural resources conservation methods.