Location and History
The Suzdal mine is an underground operation located 55 km southwest of the city of Semey (Semipalatinsk) in the North East of Kazakhstan.
Acquired by Nordgold in 2009, the mine is accessible from Semey by a mostly paved all-season road.
Suzdal is an underground mine. It is among the most technologically advanced Nordgold operations, as it employs refractory sulphide ore processing technology. The mine plant has crushing, grinding, flotation, BIOX, CCD and CIL circuits. Its BIOX processing circuit was the first of this type to be launched in Eurasia. Additionally, in June 2016 Suzdal became the second mine worldwide to launch an innovative Outotec HiTECC (Hot Leach) process to recover gold from both historical and CIL future tailings.