Assessment and Integrated Development of Natural Resources with Fine Valuable Mineral Grain on the Basis of New Technologies
Basic Divisions: Department of Mineral Discovering and Prospecting, Laboratory of Geology of Sedimentary and Man-caused Deposits, Perm University Natural Sciences Institute
Brief Description of Research Activities
In nature are wide-spread valuable minerals, represented by small-sized grains (gold, platinum, zirconium-titanium, tinstone etc.). An important task is small-sized valuable mineral prospecting, assessment and exploration using new environmentally friendly and low-cost methods. Such studies have been successfully carried out at Perm State University since 1961 г. To find valuable minerals small-sized devices are used. A unique cleaning unit SVM (small-sized valuable minerals) has been created. The studies focus on gravitational extraction of small-sized valuable minerals, whose share in nature is significant (in nature gold grains less than 0,1 mm in size dominate). The technology makes it possible to efficiently extract the whole spectrum of small-sized heavy minerals and split the enclosing sands into size fractions for different purposes.
Selected Publications Characterising Scientific Research Trend
1. Lunev B.S., Osovetskij B.M. Small-sized Diamonds of Ural. Perm, 1996. 127 p. (In Russian)
2. Lunev B.S., Naumova O.B. Atlas of Placer Geology. Perm, 2005. (In Russian)
3. Lunev B.S., Naumova O.B. Atlas of Placer Geology. V.2: Diamonds. Perm, 2011. 382 p. (In Russian)
4. Lunev B.S., Naumov V.A., Naumova O.B. Small-sized Valuable Minerals in Alluvial Sediments // Izvestiya VUZov. Gornyy Zhurnal. Ekaterinburg, 2003. № 6. P. 53-56. (In Russian)
5. Makeev A.B., Osovetskij B.M., Cherepanov E.N., Naumov V.A. Diamond Accessory Minerals in the Rassolninskoe and Volynka Deposits (Perm’ Oblast, Russia) // Geology of Ore Deposits., 1999. Vol. 41, N 6. Р. 478-494. (In English)
6. LeBarge William, Naumov Vladimir, Bryukhov Vitalii. Potential of Pliocene to Holocene alluvial terraces in Indian River, West-Central Yukon, Canada: Placer Geology, Paleogeography and Exploration.
7. LeBarge William, Naumov Vladimir, Bryukhov Vitalii, et al. New results on the stratigraphy and placer gold potential of central Yukon // Yukon Exploration and Geology. 2008. P. 1-13. (In English)
8. Naumova O.B., Naumov V.A., Lunyov B.S. Thin gold from palaeo-valleys of Permian. Materials of 33rd International Geological Congress August 2008, Oslo, Norway [electronic resource]. URL: www.33igc.org (In English)
9. Naumova O.B., Naumov V.A., Lunyov B.S. Palaeo-valleys of permian rivers in Perm region // Fluvial palaeo-systems: evolution and mineral deposits. Collected papers. Moscow: VIMS, 2009. P. 66-72. (In English)
The Most Significant Fundamental Research Projects within Scientific Research Trend
1. Project IGCP-514 «Fluvial palaeo-systems: evolution and mineral deposits», 2005-2009; «"Investigation of gold terraces Indian River (Yukon Territory, Canada)», 2006-2009. Participants: Natural Science Institute of Perm State University and the State Geological Survey of the Yukon Territory (Canada). National Project: contract № 251 of 26.06.06.
2. RFBR Grant № 07-05-96016 «The Study of Small-sized and Thin Gold in Late Permian Basin Alluvial Sediments on the Territory of the Perm Krai». 2007-2009.
3. RFBR Grant № 07-05-96017 «The Study of Small-sized Valuable Minerals in Mesozoic and Cenozoic Basin Alluvial Sediments on the Territory of the Perm Krai». 2007-2009.
4. RFBR Grant 10-05-96060 «Environmentally Safe and Efficient Research and Exploration of est Ural and Transural Alluvial Sediments». 2010-2012.
The Most Significant Applied Research Projects within Scientific Research Trend, Including Enterprise Orders
1. «Evaluation of Resource Potential of Verkhnekamsk Depression Gold (Komi-Permyatskij Autonomous Area)» (Federal Target Programme «Ecology and Natural Resources of Russia» (2002-2006).
2. «Exploration and Evaluation of Placer and Lode Gold in Verkhnekamsk Depression Meso-Cenozoic Deposits on the Kama River Left Bank (the Territory of Komi-Permyatskij Autonomous Area)».
3. «Technical and Economic Rationale for Integrated Development of Natural Resource Potential of Gornozavodsk Mining-Geological Area». 2004-2005.
Training of Researchers (Post-graduate and Doctoral Programmes)
Post-graduate programmes on specializations «Geology, Prospecting and Exploration of Solid Minerals; Minerageny», «General and Regional Geology».
International Scientific and Educational activities within Scientific Research Trend
Cooperation with The Government of Yukon – Yukon Geological Survey (Canada) in the framework of Yukon Gold-Bearing Alluvial Sediments.
Conducting 13th International Conference «Placers and Weathered Rock Deposits», Perm. 2005.