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ArticleName Integrated subsoil use and territorial development in difficult natural environments and adverse climatic conditions
DOI 10.17580/gzh.2019.06.12
ArticleAuthor Yakovlev V. L., Kornilkov S. V., Rasskazov I. Yu., Tkach S. M.

Institute of Mining, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russia:

V. L. Yakovlev, Chief Researcher, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
S. V. Kornilkov, Director, Professor, Doctor of Engineering Sciences


Institute of Mining, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, Russia:
I. Yu. Rasskazov, Director, Doctor of Engineering Sciences,


Chersky Institute of Mining of the North, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russia:
S. M. Tkach, Director, Doctor of Engineering Sciences


The integrated surface and underground development in the areas holding mineral wealth attracted persistent attention of Academician N. N. Melnikov. He formulated the root principles of efficient subsoil management based on the integrated use of mineral resources and minimized environmental hazard. The aim of this study is to extend Melnikov’s ideas for the regions with severe nature and adverse climate in the North and Far East of Russia. A feature of selecting strategy of mineral mining in such regions is advisability to identify all closely spaced mineral deposits and to assess feasibility of their joint development before any mine planning and design. This approach is tested by this article authors in terms of the Lower Amur territorial group of deposits (areal) in the Khabarovsk Region of Russia. The areal 475×300 km contains gold mineralization, as well as complex ore, copper–molybdenum–porphyrite–rare metal bodies, secondary quartzite, zeolite, perlite and other minerals. It is found to be more effective to set mining sequence together with stage-wise study and exploitation
of subsoil within the promising areal. This shortens period of deposit preparation for mining and complies with the principle of integrated territorial development. The necessary condition for successful development of mineral reserves and mineral resources within a territory at the minimum investment and human resources is creation of a unified social-and-industrial infrastructure to ensure extraction of mineral reserves and coordinated capacity to utilize resources, products and waste of the mining and processing industry.
The authors appreciate contribution of V. G. Kryukov, Leading Researcher, Candidate of Geologo-Mineralogical Sciences, Institute of Mining, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, to this study.

keywords Mineral resources, mineral reserves, integrated development, mining industry, development strategy

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