JSC "National exploration
company "Kazgeology"

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Geological Survey


In accordance with the Development Strategy of “National Geological Exploration Company “Kazgeologiya” JSC the main strategic goal is reproduction of mineral resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan through scientific research and exploration.

Priority tasks for “Kazgeologiya” JSC are set in accordance with government policy documents: The State Program of Forced Industrial-Innovative Development of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014, the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010-2015 and the Program for the Development of Mineral Resources Sector in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014.

A full cycle of exploration work will be provided in the framework of the decisions of state tasks to replenish stocks of the extracted minerals in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and for the execution of orders under private partnerships with national companies of “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC and other companies - mining companies to promote the development of materials and industrial sectors.

The objects of the exploration will be hydrocarbons, solid minerals and ground water. The stages of exploration will be in accordance with the objectives set out in industrial programs taking into account the needs of the customer.

In the course of exploration the Company will provide services in two stages up to the exploration stage: stage 1 - regional works, stage 2 - prospecting, prospecting and evaluation and prospecting and exploration.

Services at the exploration stage can be provided in the case of orders from the private sector. At the stage 1 there will be a regional geological study of subsurface resources, which includes:

- medium-scale geological mapping (scale 1: 200 000), which allows to allocate large geological structures, ore clusters which are of interest to identify mineral deposits with the definition of inferred resources of P3 and P2category.

This sub-stage will include additional site exploration (ASE-200) and the deep geological mapping at scale of 1: 200 000 (DGM-200).

Carrying out of ASE-200 is the basis for all subsequent stages of the work. In total regional geological studies in the 20 sheets of the total area of 93.6 thousand km2 are scheduled in Kazakhstan for 2012-2014.

In the same period, DGM-200 of the area of 43.87 thousand sq. km. will be held:

- Geological minerogenic mapping of ore districts at the scale of 1: 200,000 (GMM - 200). The result of the work will be the creation of a modern geological basis, determination of probable resources of various kinds of mineral resources, identification of structures and space, where fields of solid minerals may be discovered.

GMM-200 of the area of 38, 2 thousand sq. km. is planned in 2012-2014.

According to the results of the regional work of growth of resources is projected for 2012-2014, on priority solid minerals in the following amount: gold - 325.6 tons, copper - 3.3 million tons, base metals - 16.1 million tons.

Stage 2 will include prospecting and prospecting and evaluation works. This stage includes studying of previously defined areas with estimation of their expected resources of P1 category or C2 category reserves received a preliminary technical and economic assessment.

In accordance with the state program of development of the mineral resources sector in the Republic of Kazakhstan prospecting and prospecting and evaluation works will be conducted on the sites with a total area of about 9.1 million sq. km., as a result of which the increase of mineral reserves in the following amount: gold - 68 tons, copper, 430 thousand tons, base metals - 450 thousand tons is expected.

Stage 3, depending on the orders received may include provision of geological exploration. This stage involves a preliminary and detailed exploration, allowing to estimate reserves of industrial C1 or B categories.