Mineral Raw Materials Processing



Raw materials

Krastsvetmet processes all kinds of mineral raw materials with an overall mass percentage of precious metal content of no less than 1%:

  • dore, alluvial, cathode gold;
  • dore alloy (gold-silver and silver-gold);
  • silver and gold precipitate;
  • PGM concentrates;
  • alluvial platinum;
  • zinc concentrate.


Krastsvetmet provides raw materials shipment for refining from customer’s field deposit. Shipping is carried out by Krastsvetmet’s partners, the largest transport and logistics companies, quickly, safely, and on competitive price terms. All transportation is insured.

Shipment is provided from the following regions:

  • Amur Region;
  • Chelyabinsk Region;
  • Chukotka Autonomous Area;
  • Irkutsk Region;
  • Khabarovsk Territory;
  • Krasnoyarsk Territory;
  • Magadan Region;
  • Novosibirsk Region;
  • Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (Aldan, Neryungri, settlement Ust-Nera);
  • Sverdlovsk Region;
  • Trans-Baikal Territory.

The largest banks of the Russian Federation, engaged in precious metals operations, regularly take refined precious metals out of Krastsvetmet’s storage by the established logistics channels.

Acceptance and sampling of raw materials

Each customer’s batches are accepted and processed individually. Sampling is conducted by certified methods. Customers have an opportunity to be present during raw materials acceptance and sampling. Krastsvetmet provides online tracking for receipt of raw materials and analysis results.

Analysis of raw materials

Analysis of raw materials is conducted by Krastsvetmet’s laboratory. The laboratory is accredited for technical competence by the Laboratory Accreditation Authority, Association of Analytical Centers “Analitica”, an associate member of ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation); and by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology.

Refining raw materials

Krastsvetmet uses advanced developments in the field of precious metals refining and manufacturing products made of them. The plant capacity allows processing 250 tons of gold, 1000 tons of silver and 270 tons of PGM per year.
Applied refining technologies allow for raw materials processing in the shortest possible time reaching recovery rates of 99.95% for high precious metal content raw materials and 99.50% for precious metal content in raw materials of 1%.

Finished products

The refinery division of Krastsvetmet produces precious metals in the form of bullions, granules, powders and chemical compounds.

Krastsvetmet’s precious metal bullions meet international standards and have been included in the "Good Delivery" (high quality supply) lists at international commodities markets:

  • gold on the SGE (Shanghai);
  • gold and silver on the LBMA (London), the DMCC (Dubai);
  • platinum on the LPPM (London), NYMEX (New York);
  • palladium on the LPPM (London), NYMEX (New York) and TOCOM (Tokyo).


Commercial terms

Collaboration schemes:

  • purchase of precious metals for raw materials;
  • processing of raw materials (tolling);
  • processing of raw materials and purchase of refined precious metals.