ID Engineers (IDE), LLC was established by founders of GeoSolutions ( in 2015.

A decision to establish an engineering company was dictated by the need to offer the license holders properly developed engineering solutions as to the development and mining systems; infrastructure, mining and processing facilities deployment, at the geological study and Investment Feasibility Study stage. Besides, the company’s capability to duly address technical solutions at the Feasibility Study stage saves from 4 to 8 months when developing the project and detailed design documentation.

IDE employs more than fifteen high-skill technical experts, who have a successful experience in all engineering stages as per the Russian legislation and in preparing technical reports compliant with the relevant international standards. Apart from that, more than 20 technical experts are contracted by IDE on an on-call basis and provide their services to accomplish their tasks for specific projects.


IDE competencies currently encompass the following:

  • Come up with mining solutions at the mineral reserves estimation stage;
  • Develop engineering designs compliant with the requirements of the Central Committee for Reserves Development;
  • Develop project documentation compliant with the requirements of the State Expert Review Authority (Glavgosexpertiza);
  • Develop basic technical solutions irrespective of the deposit development stage;
  • Estimate and develop technical reports as required by the relevant international standards - SS, PFS, FS;

When implementing their projects, IDE and GS utilize up-to-date software packages: Revit, Civil3D, Infraworks, Plant3D, Inventor, Advance Steel, SCAD, Lira, Deswik, Ventsim, Micromine.

Among permanent clients of GeoSolutions and IDE, there are the following key industry players: Polymetal, Polyus, Highland Gold, Nordgold, Yuzhuralzoloto, Mangazeya Zoloto, Zoloto Kamchatki, and others.

Gold Sponsor


GeoSolutions (GS) is a mining service company.

Bearing in mind that subsurface is one of the most significant and, as a rule, underestimated industry specific risks, the Company set itself the primary task, which was to establish a Russian company that would focus on integrated professional subsurface evaluation of the mineral deposits and field acquisition support.

The following five major disciplines were established and are now being developed in GeoSolutions:

  • Geological support to field acquisition.
  • Estimation of solid mineral reserves;
  • Pre-design concept - choosing the best case scenario for a project;
  • Mining and processing companies audit;
  • Corporate consulting in subsoil use.

In its five years of operation, the Company has successfully completed more than 100 projects, including the following: exploration programs development, geological support to field exploration activities, mining feasibility study, deposits estimation as per the Russian and international standards.

In the GeoSolutions office in Moscow, there are 80 employees, who have diverse experience; up to 90 employees continuously stay at the Clients’ sites. The management and the key members of the team have real experience in managing the exploration activities, reserves estimation, economic appraisal of mining companies’ performance, mining companies organization and management.

Gold Sponsor

Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross Gold is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Russia, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,000 people worldwide. Kinross has been present in Russia since 1995 and to date is the largest foreign investor in Russia’s gold mining industry. Main Kinross assets in Russia: Kupol mine (“Chukotka Mining and Geological Company”) and Dvoinoye mine (“Northern Gold”), both located in Chukotka. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: KGC).

Gold Sponsor

Highland Gold Mining

Highland Gold Mining is an established gold producer with a world class asset base and competitive cost structure. It has strong management and operational teams, with local and international expertise, an exciting portfolio of JORC-audited resources, and annual production of 290-300 thousand oz of gold and gold equivalents. 

Highland Gold’s main operations are located in the Khabarovsk, Zabaikalsky and Chukotka regions of Russian Federation. The Company has 4 operating mines, two of which are located in Khabarovsk region – MNV and Belaya Gora; Novo in Zabaikalskiy region; and Valunistiy in Chukotka.  

Highland Gold Mining Limited was incorporated in Jersey in 2002 with a vision to become the most profitable gold mining company in the region with a firm commitment towards safety, health and the environment, and social responsibility towards employees and communities. The company’s shares are traded on AIM in London under the symbol "HGM.L".

Gold Sponsor

Polymetal International

Polymetal International plc is a leading precious metals mining group operating in Russia and Kazakhstan listed on the London Stock Exchange, Moscow Stock Exchange and Astana International Exchange. The company is a member of FTSE 100, FTSE Gold Mines and MSCI Russia. Polymetal has a portfolio of nine producing gold and silver mines and an impressive pipeline of future growth projects.

Gold Sponsor

SRK Consulting

SRK Consulting is the world’s first one-stop consultancy offering specialist services to mining and exploration companies for the entire life cycle of a mining project from exploration through to mine closure. Among SRK Consulting’s clients are most of the world’s major and medium-sized mining houses, exploration companies, banks, audit firms and government departments. Formed in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974, SRK now employs over 1,500 professionals in 45 permanent offices in 20 countries on six continents. In 2006 SRK Consulting opened its office in Moscow. Opening of the office in Russia has allowed SRK Consulting to provide its excellent quality technical solutions with consideration of the existing national legislation in the sphere of subsoil use. SRK Consulting employs leading specialists in each field of science and engineering. Its seamless integration of services, and global base, has made the company the world’s leading practice in exploration, JORC Compliance, due diligence, feasibility studies and confidential internal reviews.

Gold Sponsor

IMC Montan

IMC Montan is an independent international mining consultancy. IMC Montan is one of the leading consulting companies in the mining sector of Russia. The Group also includes DMT GmbH & Co. (Germany), WYG Plc. (Netherlands).

IMC Montan has been successfully operating in Russia and the CIS since 1992. Since then the Company has implemented over 500 projects for mining companies, investors and banks.

Today the Company is a recognized technical consultant and sector expert; its opinion is respected by analytical agencies, audit and valuation companies, financial institutions, mining companies and Russian state authorities.

The range of the Company’s consulting services covers all solid mineral deposits and a full cycle of the mine life.

The main areas of the Company’s services include mining and geological audit compliant with international standards, technical and technological consulting, investment feasibility studies, improvement of labour productivity, optimisation of production processes, and engineering services.

Silver Sponsor

OGK Group (United Mining Contractor)

OGK Group (United Mining Contractor) –

Russian unique full-cycle service company that offers a comprehensive approach to exploitation of solid mineral deposits (SMD) at all stages: carries out all kinds of exploration drilling, blasting and blast hole drilling, underground development, loading and hauling of rock. The company is a contractor of the leading Russian mining companies. OGK Group operates in Russia and abroad. It is in the top drilling companies in the global core drilling market based on 2019 results, according to competent international magazine “Coring Magazine”.

Silver Sponsor

Pavlik Gold Ore Company

Pavlik Gold Ore Company JSC holds a license for search, exploration and ore gold mining at Pavlik deposit in Tenkinsky District, Magadan Region of the Russian Federation since 2007.

The company successfully implemented a project to create a mining and processing plant.

Construction of Pavlik mine started in 2012 and lasted about three years. At the end of 2014, started mining, the development of the deposit was started, and in April 2015, the facility started commissioning works, in June was the first gold production. In August 2015, the mine was officially commissioned.

JSC “PAVLIK” took the 9th place (ТОР 10) in the production of gold in Russia.

In 2019, the production capacity was 5 million tons of ore and 6.7 tons of gold. PAVLIK is one of the TOP 10 leading gold mining companies in Russia.

Silver Sponsor

ALS Chita Laboratory

ALS Geochemistry is the global leader in the provision of analytical data services to the mining and exploration sectors. With over 370 locations around the world and historically headquartered in Chita we are able to provide consistent, swift, productive and reliable service to our clients. ALS Geochemistry recognises that mining company corporate wealth is tied to the estimation of mineral resources and that quality assays is of paramount importance to protecting assets.

Our analytical laboratories are certified under ISO and Rosaccreditation systems and registered in each region with global application of standard procedures and audits to maintain standard practice throughout the laboratory network. Our network is linked together internally by our Global LIMS (GEMS) and for our clients using the state-of-the-art Webtrieve™ system, which allows our clients to view location, status and data for their projects.

Bronze Sponsor


EMC-Mining, LLC. is a member of the group of companies “Mining Engineering Group” (“Mining Group”, abbreviated “M-group”).

The group of participants of the group of companies allows performing works for subsoil users in a wide range of services from consulting and research works, to the development of projects for mining, processing, storage of waste and infrastructure, as well as supplies, installation and start-up of individual equipment and complete plants:

– engineering company “EMC-Mining” specialises in development of projects for mining and processing industries;

– the company “PromTrade Mining” specializes in the assembly, installation and commissioning of technological equipment of processing plants;

– research laboratory “Flotec” performs the study of the material composition of ores, technological research and development of ore enrichment technologies.

Bronze Sponsor

Prognoz Group

The Prognoz Group was established in 1991 and currently includes 7 enterprises operating in the field of:

· prospecting and exploration of solid minerals, mineral processing, hydrocarbon raw materials

· complex engineering surveys for the needs of oil and gas production, geological exploration, mining, energy, transport and construction

· geophysical and geochemical survey

· ecological monitoring of the environment at the sites of deposits

· remote sensing of the surface with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of own development

The group has been established by the stuff of scientists and works in close cooperation with the Siberian Federal University, is financially stable and actively strengthens its presence in the mining services, geological exploration and engineering surveys market

Session Sponsor


«Nornickel» is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.
«Nornickel» is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals, production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.
The main Russian production units of «Nornickel» are include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel, Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company and Bystrinsky GOK (Bystrinsky mining and processing plant), located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory.
Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.
Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.
When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, «Nornickel» is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, which is essential for ensuring sustainable and efficient business development.

Session Sponsor


Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with over 8,000 people operating a portfolio of ten mines (in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia and Kazakhstan) and a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia and the Americas. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier one gold mining assets with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 2013, Nordgold has successfully constructed three gold mines, including two in Burkina Faso (Bouly and Bissa) and most recently, the Gross mine in Russia.

Session Sponsor


MICROMINE is a leading provider of innovative software solutions spanning the entire mining cycle from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation, 3D mine design, planning and production control. Company program products:

Micromine is a modular solution that allows you to capture, manage and interpret critical mining and exploration data.

Geobank is flexible, reliable and secure data management solution for the resource industry. Geobank Mobile is a ground-breaking field logging solution that enables geological field data to be collected and manipulated accurately with real-time validation.

Pitram is a fleet management and mine control solution that records, manages and processes mine site data in real-time. As a scalable solution, it is suitable for underground and surface mine construction, development and production.

Session Sponsor


Seequent enables better decisions about earth, environment and energy challenges.

Seequent’s solutions transform complex data into clear geological understanding. Stakeholders use this understanding to confidently make critical time-sensitive investment and environmental decisions. These decisions bring meaning, extract value, and reduce risk, cost and time.

The company is known worldwide as the developer of the revolutionary Leapfrog® 3D geological modelling software, now used in over 90 countries.

Seequent’s technology contributes to projects in a wide range of industries, including mining and minerals, geothermal and renewable energy, civil engineering and environmental.

Seequent’s global footprint includes its Christchurch-based HQ and R&D centre, and a network of offices in Russia, Australia, South Africa, South America, North America and Europe.

Masterclass Sponsor


Continental offers a wide-ranging portfolio for off-highway applications, which makes construction, agricultural and transport machinery and vehicles safer, more efficient, more comfortable and more connected. For the mining and construction industry, the company supplies solutions for monitoring the condition of components and systems, technologies for information management, rubber and plastic products as well as sensor-integrated rubber tracks – all tailor-made and from a single source

Masterclass Sponsor


 GEOMIX – mining and geology informational system for a complex solutions in mining production. It is a completely independent digital platform on the basis of advanced Russian technologies and developments, created by the VIOGEM institute (part of RT-Engineering) – profile of "Rostec" State Corporation in the mining industry.

  GEOMIX offers modern solutions for digitalization and automation of mining production. The system is focused on the development of solid minerals of any type. The system builds realistic models of deposits and mining openings, effectively plans mining operations and monitors ore quality and also simulates the process of explosive destruction of mining operations using a unique technology.

  GEOMIX has been on the mining, geology and digital market for over 25 years and it is successfully implemented at the largest mining enterprises. Over 1000 licenses have been issued and over 100 projects have been developed during this time. The program is approved by ROSTECHNADZOR and is recommended by GKZ (National Reserves Committee of the Federal Subsoil Management Agency) for calculating the reserves for majority of minerals.

Corporate Sponsor


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
  • Construction
  • 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.

Corporate Sponsor


Almazgeobur is a manufacturer of geological exploration drill rigs, and official dealer of major international manufacturers. Almazgeobur is headquartered in Moscow, Russian and the largest service center for repair and maintenance of exploration equipment is located at Khabarovsk Almazgeobur LLC branches are located in the Russian Federation: Magadan, Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk, and Kazakhstan (Alma Ata), Uzbekistan (Tashkent). Business: 1. Almazgeobur offers a comprehensive service for geological exploration and blasting drill rigs. Service team consists of professional service engineers, who repairs and diagnostics of hydraulic, mechanical units and engines (we are official partner of Cummins). 2. Almazgeobur is an official dealer of Sandvik (Sweden) and supplies it`s spare part kits for Sandvik exploration drill rigs. 3. Almazgeobur is an official partner of Volgaburmash and supplies roller cone bits and PDC bits for mining. 4. Almazgeobur is an official dealer of Devico and supplies geophysical equipment: core orientation systems, inclinometers, surface and underground systems. 5. Almazgeobur is an official dealer of Baroid (USA) and supplies drilling fluids additives. 6. Almazgeobur supplies DBC (Turkey) core drilling rigs. 7. Almazgeobur supplies Inflatable Packers International (Australia) 8. Almazgeobur manufacture geological exploration core drill rig RS90, RS230 and the underground drill rig RU75 (In 2018, the company was founded with the support of the Russian Federation in partnership with Canadian and Australian partners, with the aim of localization the production of drilling equipment). Almazgeobur is also part of the Rusmining export holding, a group of companies established for representing Russian manufacturing companies on the international market. Rusmining export LLC exports supplies spare parts to Canada, USA, Peru, Brazil, South Africa, etc.

Corporate Sponsor