Geologically, the Mostove project is located within the Zvenihorod-Hannivka fault zone, which borders the Korsun-Novomirgorod pluton from the west. Rare metal mineralization is associated with the bodies of metasomatically altered aplite-pegmatoid granites and metasomatites. The host rocks are biotite gneisses and crystalline schists, cordierite-silymanite-biotite, pyroxene- and amphibole-biotite Ingul-Inhulets series. In general, three ore zones are distinguished within the Mostove project, in which 5 ore bodies are distinguished by linking along the strike and dip of ore intervals taking into account the geological structure of the deposit. Three of the five ore bodies belong to the third ore zone, which is currently the most studied and promising. An increase in the resource potential of this project is possible by exploration within the first and second ore zones of the Mostove deposit worthy of ore occurrences in the ore field.
Geological Exploration stage
MINING METHOD (PROJECT)
A mining method with laying the mined-out space is envisaged as the most economical and ensuring the minimum involvement of land in industrial mining, a complete selection of minerals and the most environmentally friendly mining method. To date, a special permit has been obtained for the extraction of tantalum ore from the ore zone #3 of Mostove deposit for a period of 15 years. An environmental impact assessment was carried out, public hearings were held with community representatives on the development of Mostove deposit. To carry out the design of the mine complex and the processing plant, work is being done to allocate land located in the lying side of the ore bodies in an optimal place for the industrial area.PRELIMINARY MODELING
A preliminary three-dimensional model of the Mostove site was built using the wireframe modeling method in Micromine software. The framework was created based on the ore intervals. The preliminary model includes 17 drill holes located in 9 profiles.