Gold mining industry of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has traditionally been one of the drivers of socio-economic development of the region, as well as one of the leaders in Russia. Yakutia is one of the 15 regions, that take up about 95% of all Russian gold mining, 20% accrue to Yakutia.
Gold of Yakutia is mainly mined in alluvial and primary deposits. 834 deposits of gold are officially registered in Yakutia. The main gold mining regions of the Republic - Oimyakon (over 10 tons), Aldan (more than 8 tons), Olekma (2 tons), Ust-Maya (1.7 tons) and Neryungri (1.3 tons). In 2015, the gold was mined in the amount of more than 25 tons, which is 6.8% more compared to 2014.
Today, most analysts in the world agree that the level of world gold production in 2015 has reached its peak, and gold will be mined less within the next few years. On the other hand, gold mining enterprises in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) show good results and have good starting positions for further development in the case of a proper investment.
Following the results of 2015, in terms of gold mining Russia is second only to China. Gold Reserve of the Russian Federation today can rightly be considered one of the fastest growing in the world. At present, the Russian gold reserve amounts to 1246.6 tons (sixth in the world).
In Russia, unlike other countries in the world, placers play a major role among gold deposits, and in alluvial gold mining Russia consistently holds 1st place in the world.
Interesting facts about gold:
Gold is found in all continents of our planet.
It is believed that the core of the Earth contains a sufficient amount of gold to cover the surface of the Earth with a 1.5 meters layer.
In 2011, global gold production amounted to 2.8 thousand tons. Most of the gold was found in China, Australia and the USA.
One ton of broken cell phones gives more gold than one ton of gold ore.
The Olympic medal contains only 1% of gold.
The human body contains approximately 0.2 mg of gold, mainly in the blood.