Both are operated by the Kamchatka Gold Company, the region’s number one producer of the precious metal.
Ametistovoye — the region’s biggest ore mining and processing enterprise, with an annual output of 4 metric tons of gold and 10 metric tons of silver — is scheduled to go on-stream in September.
The Ametistovoye deposit’s known reserves total over 52 tons of metric gold and nearly 175 tons of metric silver.
The launch of a similar facility at the Baranyevskoye gold field, with known reserves of over 30 metric tons, will make it possible to maintain the present annual output in central Kamchatka at around 2 metric tons.
When fully operational, the two facilities will be turning out around 6 metric tons of gold and silver annually.
Around 3.4 metric tons of gold were mined in Kamchatka in 2014.