The Suzdal mine is located 55 km southwest of the city of Semey (formerly Semipalatinsk) in the Znamenka Rural Administrative district within northeastern Kazakhstan, and approximately 600 km east-southeast of the capital city of Astana.
Suzdal operates underground mine, processing plant with crushing, grinding, flotation, BIOX, CCD and CIL circuits.Operations at Suzdal are among the most technologically advanced within Nordgold âˆ? the plant possesses the necessary technology to process refractory sulphide ore, and the BIOX processing circuit at the mine was the first in Eurasia. In addition in June 2016, Suzdal launched an innovative OutotecHiTECC (Hot Leach) process at its Suzdal mine in Kazakhstan to recover gold from both historical and CIL future tailings. Suzdal is the second mine worldwide to launch a commercial OutotecHiTeCC circuit.
The Suzdal mine is owned 100% by Alel which is in turn held 100% by Nordgold. Nordgold assumed responsibility for Suzdal in 2009. Nordgold gained its interest in the Suzdal mine through the acquisition of Celtic Resources Holdings Ltd. (Celtic) which, in turn, had a 100% indirect shareholding in Alel, the local operator.
Gold dore production in 2015 increased to 79.3 koz, compared with 76.8 koz in 2014 due to higher volumes of ore processed and higher recovery.
The Suzdal gold mine is an underground mine.
The mine facility contains a processing plant with crushing, grinding, flotation, BIOX, CCD and CIL circuits. The operations at Suzdal are among the most technologically advanced within Nordgold, as the plant possesses the technology necessary to process refractory sulphide ore. The BIOX processing circuit at the mine was the first in Eurasia.