"Norilsk Nickel" invites the Chinese into the "second class".

Norilsk Nickel has offered them the unclaimed projects.

As the "Kommersant" reports "Norilsk Nickel" is ready to attract the Chinese investors into the development of the fields in the Trans-Baikal region, which did not fit into its new development strategy. These are the polymetallic areas of Lugokansk and Kultuminsk, as well as the Solonechensk antimony deposit: MMC did not dare to develop them on its own due to the issues of profitability and the volume of stocks. But analysts point out that these same factors can alert the Chinese.

Last week "Norilsk Nickel" introduced the development projects of three polymetallic and one antimony deposits in the Trans-Baikal region to local investors at a meeting of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission on investments in Beijing, "the Kommersant" sources informed. According to the materials of the presentation ("the Kommersant" has a copy), The company is ready to attract Chinese companies to the Bystrinsk polymetallic deposit development projects (the reserves are 14 million tons of ore containing copper, gold and iron), the Lugokansk polymetallic deposit (the reserves are 230 thousand tons of ore containing copper, gold and silver), the Kultuminsk polymetallic deposit (180 thousand tons of ore containing copper, gold, silver and iron) and the Solonechensk antimony deposit (580 thousand tons of ore, 18% of all the metal stocks in Russia). The development of these fields is aimed at "increasing the demand from China", the document informs.

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