Korshunov Mining Plant


Construction of Korshunov Mining Plant was announced an all-Soviet youth project, which had young specialists flocking from all over the Soviet Union.
The state commission allowed the launch of Korshunov Mining Plant’s first line. The first cargo of iron ore concentrate was shipped to customers on April 10, 1965.
Construction of the Rudnogorsky pit begins, with the first industrial explosion at the Rudnogorsk deposit set off in 1981.
Exploitation begins at the Tatyaninsk deposit.
Korshunov Mining Plant becomes part of Mechel.
Korshunov Mining Plant is granted the license to develop the Krasnoyar deposit. According to the estimates made by Russia’s state resources commission, the deposit’s reserves are set at over 52 million tonnes of ore.
Mechel’s mining enterprises, including Korshunov Mining Plant, are set aside into a separate division — Mechel Mining OAO.
Korshunov Mining Plant begins implementing the investment project on deepening the Korshunov pit to mark «±0».
Korshunov Mining Plant announced returning the subsoil licenses for the Tatyaninskoye and Krasnoyarovskoye iron ore deposits due to economical inexpediency of their development.

Korshunov Mining Plant obtained Russia"s Federal Subsoil Use Agency (Rosnedra)’s license to mine the Korshunov iron ore deposit down to 840 meters deep. This will extend open pit mining at the deposit until 2030. The company’s reserves gained 500 million tonnes due to the new license.

Korshunov Mining Plant celebrated its 50th anniversary. A memorial arch was opened in Academician Yangel Boulevard in honor of this event.

Korshunov Mining Plant launched an automatic system of dispatch and mining management at its Korshunov quarry.
Korshunov Mining Plant produced 500 million tonnes of iron ore since its launch.

In April, the plant received 10 90-tonne BelAZ trucks as part of its technical upgrade program.

In May, the plant’s washing facility produced its 240-millionth tonne of iron ore concentrate. The jubilee tonne was sent to our chief customer — Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant.

In December, Russia’s Federal Service of Accreditation (RusAccreditation) confirmed the quality of Korshunov Mining Plant’s technical and chemical control service’s work.


Korshunov Mining Plant began reconstructing its washing plant’s tailing pond. The project includes building up the dam’s height and the pond’s holding capacity.

As part of the investment program of revamping the mining and transport equipment, the plant launched three new heavy-duty 130-tonne trucks and a new bore for drilling holes.

At its washing plant, Korshunov Mining Plant launched the eighth factory section for washing iron ore. Increasing the washing plant’s capacity will enable the facility to boost output of iron ore concentrate.