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.

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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.

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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).

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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".

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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.

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SRK Consulting

SRK Consulting – your global mining expert, delivered locally.

SRK has a fully staffed office in Moscow with over 40 professionals covering all aspects from exploration, through design, implementation and optimisation to closure, and access to a team of >1500 professionals around the world.  From our office in Moscow we provide a full range of services including:

  • Technical services such as geological and geometallurgical modelling, stability analysis, hydrogeological data collection and modelling, mine planning, environmental and social management plans;
  • Corporate services such as audits of projects and operations for financing, acquisitions and internal project stage gate analysis;
  • Operational services such as Mine to Mill projects, Grade Control processes, Fleet Management System optimisation and Debottlenecking.


We differ from other consultancies and Design Institutes  by our unique ability to optimise projects through our understanding of both Russian and international methodologies, and through our combination of Russian and international full-time experts in Moscow who know how to run mines and who understand the economic consequences of decisions that are made.


Call us and see how we can deliver value for your business.

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IMC Montan

IMC Montan is an independent international consulting group providing services to mining and processing enterprises. A spectrum of consultancy covers all types of solid mineral deposits and a full business cycle of mining companies.

IMC Montan is one of the leading mining consultancies in Russia and CIS countries and has partner-companies almost in all mining countries of the world, including DMT (Germany) with over 15 offices worldwide, WYG (currently Tetra Tech, the Netherlands, the UK), PMC (the UK) etc.

IMC Montan has been successfully operating in Russia since 1992. Over 650 projects have been implemented in this period for mining enterprises and investors, including state banks of the Russian Federation.

Today the Company is a recognized technical consultant and sectoral expert, and its opinion is taken into account by business analysts, auditing companies, financial institutions, mining companies and by governmental structures and departments of the Russian Federation.

The key activities of the Company include mining and geological audits according to international standards, technical and technology consulting, TEO, BFS, performance improvement, optimization of production processes, environment and engineering services.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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«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.

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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.

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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.

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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

AMC Consultants

AMC Consultants is a global consultancy firm dedicated to helping miners find smarter ways to unearth hidden business value. From our global offices, including one in Moscow, we help mining leaders evaluate opportunities, solve hidden productivity challenges, and improve performance across the mining cycle.

At our core, we answer four key needs: evaluate, develop, improve, and transform. Since 1983, We have helped miners evaluate potential mining projects or investments and develop world-class mining operations. While our Improve and Transform divisions have delivered more than $5 billion in bottom-line growth opportunities.

With 8,000+ projects for 1,800+ clients in 111+ countries across 60+ commodities under our belt, our global team has seen most challenges. And chances are, it has created a smarter solution to solve them. Our expertise spans exploration, geotechnical engineering, geology, metallurgy, mining engineering, backfill, ventilation, strategy optimization, and business improvement. We are leaders in feasibility studies, technical audits, appraisals, expert reports, across the major international resource reporting standards.

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Continental Conveying Solutions

We are the leading expert for conveyor belt solutions offering customers worldwide the most complete and advanced product, technology and service portfolio for industry and mining applications. We support our customers, partners, and distributors with a growing range of value-added services along the entire lifetime of a conveyor belt operation, from planning and commissioning, to technical advice, training, digital monitoring, and on-site maintenance. Our cost-effective, sustainable, safe and innovative conveying solutions reduce downtimes through state-of-the-art monitoring and predictive maintenance. We support mining, construction and plant engineering projects around the world as development partner.

Customers benefit from an experience of more than 140 years in high-performance conveyor belts. A network of 1,300 experienced service technicians covers key regions including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and Latin America. With this unique expertise and global footprint, Continental is close to its customers providing not only high-quality, long-life products, but also comprehensive support and service – tailored to customers’ specific needs and requirements.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Hammer Rus

Hammer Rus offers the state-of-the-art and the best-in-class solutions of the leading world manufacturers of Innovative and hi-tech equipment on the market of Russia and CIS countries.

Equipment, supplied by Hammer Rus, is widely used in more than 150 countries of the world in surface and underground mining, in road and industrial construction as well as in demolition and recycling of structures and materials of any complexity. Also one of the strategic orientations of the company's activities are the assessment and training of mining equipment operators on the basis of professional simulation systems.

Hammer Rus is part of a large Russian trading and manufacturing Group of companies with over 25 years of experience in development, manufacturing, upgrade, repair and sales of a wide range of equipment for a number of industries around the world.

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The World Gold Council

The World Gold Council (WGC) is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Its purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market.

Its members are the world’s leading and most forward-thinking gold mining companies.

The WGC develops solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and responsible and sustainable business principles, and works with a range of partners to put its ideas into action.
It provides insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.

The World Gold Council is committed to supporting the gold industry in making a positive contribution to sustainable development and to adapt in the face of climate change in order to transition to a net zero carbon future.

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GNPP Aerogeophysica is a leading Russian company and one of world leaders in the area of providing airborne geophysical services. Every year, in Russia and abroad, GNPP Aerogeophysika carries up to 400,000 linear km of high resolution airborne geophysical surveys at various scales.

The company possesses a large arsenal of the most modern airborne geophysical equipment:

Airplane and helicopter-based EM survey systems of various modifications;
Airborne gravimeter GT-2M;
Multi-channel, high resolution gamma-ray spectrometers;
High-precision, cesium magnetometers-gradiometers;
Equipment for conducting infrared heat and aerosol and gas profiling aerial surveys;
Satellite navigation system.

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