Location: Zerendy District, Akmola Region, 17 km the north of Kokshetau
An open-cast mining and gold producing subsidiary. On average, Altyntau Kokshetau produces 15 tons of gold annually.
The site comprises a gold deposit and the Gold Recovery Plant commissioned in 2009. The innovative high-tech equipment manufactured in Canada, Australia, USA, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy and Russia is installed at the plant.
Kazzinc engineered and pioneered a new combined process for refractory high-arsenic gold ore without generating Hazard Class 4 wastes. The ore is finely ground to 4 microns (smaller than a hair's breadth), which is the finest grinding in the world.
Over the last eight years of operation, the output increased 2.5 times and metal recovery increased by one fifth hitting 75% in 2019.
The produced Dore alloy is sent to the Precious Metals Refinery, Ust-Kamenogorsk Metallurgical Complex.