Irkutsk research institute of precious and rare metals and diamonds (Irgiredmet) was founded in 1871. Irgiredmet provides comprehensive services to companies developing ore, placer and technogenic deposits.
The main activities of Irgiredmet include:
- Mineral assays
- Research and development
- Design and engineering
- Equipment, materials and spare parts supply
- General engineering of processing facilities.
Irgiredmet has 7 specialized technological laboratories. It employs around 300 high-qualified specialists, including 28 candidates of sciences and 6 doctors of sciences. Over the past five years Irgiredmet has conducted analysis of about 200 deposits, developed 50 mining projects, commissioned dozens of processing plants.
Quality of Irgiredmet services is confirmed by leading Russian and international mining companies, including Vysochaishy, Polyus, UGC, Petropavlovsk, Alrosa, Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat, Russdragmet, Nordgold, Russian Platinum.