Kazzinc produces the highest-grade gold of globally acknowledged quality. In 2019, the Company produced 634'000 troy ounces of gold.
The largest gold producing operation in Kazakhstan, Altyntau Kokshetau in Akmola Region, is a Kazzinc business. The mined ore is treated in a multi-stage process at a streamlined concentrator. Dore alloy is sent to the Precious Metals Refinery in Ust-Kamenogorsk Metallurgical Complex.
Enriched gold-bearing feed from Altay and Ridder mines also ends up here.
The Precious Metals Refinery produces finished product, refined gold bars, in a proprietary process.
Precious Metals Refinery, Ust-Kamenogorsk Metallurgical Complex
Melting of gold-bearing feed to anodes, electrolyte preparation, gold refining, bars melting
Production output per year:
- Gold protects the engine part connections and electrical contact solder seals from corrosion.
- space rockets
- Gold foil protects spaceships from high temperatures and corrosion
- A thin layer of gold is applied on all terminals and contracts of motherboards and processors and smartphone parts to maximize the signal conductivity
Deer LBMA Grade