Korshunov Mining Plant

History

1955

Construction of Korshunov Mining Plant was announced an all-Soviet youth project, which had young specialists flocking from all over the Soviet Union.

1965

The state commission allowed the launch of Korshunov Mining Plant’s first line. The first cargo of iron ore concentrate was shipped to customers on April 10, 1965.

1980

Construction of the Rudnogorsk pit begins, with the first industrial explosion at the Rudnogorsk deposit set off in 1981.

1986

Exploitation begins at the Tatyaninsk deposit.

2003

Korshunov Mining Plant becomes part of Mechel.

2005

Korshunov Mining Plant is granted the license to develop the Krasnoyar deposit. According to the estimates made by Russia’s state resources commission, the deposit’s reserves are set at over 52 million tonnes of ore.

2007

Mechel’s mining enterprises, including Korshunov Mining Plant, are set aside into a separate division — Mechel Mining OAO.

2011

Korshunov Mining Plant begins implementing the investment project on deepening the Korshunov pit to mark «±0».

2012

Korshunov Mining Plant announced returning the subsoil licenses for the Tatyaninskoye and Krasnoyarovskoye iron ore deposits due to economical inexpediency of their development.

2015

Korshunov Mining Plant obtained Russia"s Federal Subsoil Use Agency (Rosnedra)’s license to mine the Korshunov iron ore deposit down to 840 meters deep. This will extend open pit mining at the deposit until 2030. The company’s reserves gained 500 million tonnes due to the new license.

Korshunov Mining Plant celebrated its 50th anniversary. A memorial arch was opened in Academician Yangel Boulevard in honor of this event.

2016

Korshunov Mining Plant launched an automatic system of dispatch and mining management at its Korshunov quarry.

2017

Korshunov Mining Plant produced 500 million tonnes of iron ore since its launch.