Mining and processing plant «Erdenet»: history and prospects of development

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30686/1609-9192-2019-05-24-27
Yu.G.Danilov1, V.V.Nikiforova1,Semen P. Leontiev1, N.N.Konstantinov1, D.V.Hosoev2
1 Institute of Regional Economics, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russian Federation.
2 N.V. Chersky Mining Institute of the North of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russian Federation.
Russian Mining Industry №5 / 2019 p.24-27

Читать на русскоя языкеAbstract: This article presents an economic study of the Erdenet Mining and Processing Plant in Mongolia, which is one of the world's largest producers of copper and molybdenum. The history of creation and development of the Erdenet Plant is described.  Erdenet operational indicators for 2001–2018 are provided together with the technological work flow of copper-molybdenum ore processing. Currently, the plant processes over 31 million tons of ore per year and produces around 530 thousand tons of copper and around 4.5 thousand tons of molybdenum concentrates. A forecast is made and the development prospects of the Erdenet Plant are determined through analysis of the three main production factors using a triangular diagram. Based on this forecast, 26 thousand sq.m of the rock mass will be extracted from the Edernet deposit in 2021, which will results in production of 38 thousand tons of ore and 32 thousand tons of the processed product. A conclusion is made that the continuous increase in volumes of the copper and molybdenum ore mined and processed at the Erdenet Plant will require introduction of more advanced and productive types of mining and processing equipment. This equipment is shall secure high technical and economic performance of the enterprise and maintain cost-effective production of copper and molybdenum concentrates.

Keywords: mining and processing plant, ore mining, quarry, concentrate, copper, molybdenum, concentrator, processing, enterprise, technology, triangular diagram, Erdenetskoye field

For citation: Danilov Y.G., Nikiforova V.V., Leontiev S.P., Konstantinov N.N., Hosoev D.V. Mining and processing plant «Erdenet»: history and prospects of development. Gornaya promyshlennost = Russian Mining Industry. 2019;(5):24–27. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2019-5-24-27.


Article info

Received: 07.07.2019
Reviewed: 12.07.2019, 19.08.2019
Accepted: 23.09.2019


Information about the author

Yury G. Danilov – PhD. Cand. Econ. Sciences, Leading Scientific of Institute of Regional Economics, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russian Federation; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Valentina V. Nikiforova – PhD. Cand. Econ. Sciences, Leading Scientific of Institute of Regional Economics, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russian Federation.

Semen P. Leontiev – Senior lecturer, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russian Federation.

Nikolay N. Konstantinov – Senior Scientific of Institute of Regional Economics, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russian Federation.

Dorzhi V. Hosoev – Leading Engineer, N.V. Chersky Mining Institute of the North of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russian Federation.


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