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Russia: Open for olivine

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 18 March 2016

JSC North Urals Dunites is planning to mine dunite as a source of olivine from the Iovinsky deposit in Russia’s Ural Mountains, which promises to be the world’s second largest project of its kind. Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, discovers how the company is dealing with environmental opposition and the challenge of finding new markets.

In November this year, the Iovinsky deposit in Russia’s Ural Mountains will produce its first tonne of the olivine-rich mineral, dunite.

According to JSC North Urals Dunites (NUD), the company developing Iovinsky, the project, which is located on the Urals’ Mount Konzhak, will have a capacity of 1m tpa...

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