In the competition for the right to develop the southern part of the nickel deposit «Norilsk-1» (Russia, Taimyr Peninsula) won by a group of companies «Russian platinum.» Thus, Rosnedra, summing up the results of the competition for the second time in a row in a short time given the profile of MMC «Norilsk Nickel» an asset in the hands of competitors, before extraction of nickel is not engaged. As is the case with the Voronezh deposits of metal, representatives of the «Norilsk Nickel» refers to a decision of the commission Rosnedra biased.
On the field, go to the «Russian platinum», the nickel concentration is in the range from 0.4% to 2.7%. The total reserves of the metal at the site by category B + C1 is estimated at 273 thousand tons. In addition to nickel, the subsoil contains deposits of copper, cobalt, gold, and small reserves of platinum group metals. The amount of the initial payment for the right to develop the southern part of the ore, «Norilsk-1» was 4.4 billion. Russian rubles.
In addition to the companies «Russian platinum» and «Norilsk Nickel» application for participation in the contest Rosnedra filed «UMMC» (winning «Norilsk Nickel» in the competition for the Voronezh deposits of nickel — Elkinskoe Elanskaya and deposits). However, before the deadline for payment of the deposit and the fee for participation in the auction Ural transferred money is not an organization. Thus, in the southern part of the «Norilsk-1» in the end fought only two contenders.