Department of scientific and methodical prospecting support

Head of department: A.G. Volchkov, PhD, honored subsurfac explorer, excellent subsurfac explorer, honorable geologist of the Russian Federation. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone/fax: (495) 315-28-38.

Deputy head of department: V.N. Khasanov. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone: (495) 315-06-65.

Number of employees: 22.

Including PhD: 7.

Main activities and functions

  • Validation of mineral and territorial prospecting priorities based on forecasting and metallogenic study result analysis as well as long- and medium-tern mineral base use and replacement forecasts.
  • Iintroduction of innovative prospecting technologies (geological, geophysical, geochemical, mineralogical, technological and analytical) from their design stages.
  • Optimization of operational methods and techniques on the basis of forecasting and prespecting complexes for various geological and economic deposit types and their mode of occurrence reflected in forecasting/prespecting and other models.
  • Localization of prioritized prospecting sites and nonfuel inferred resource estimation.
  • Prospecting efficiency and performance determination.
  • Selection of tender sites and drafting Rosnedra prospecting lists.
  • Drafting geological projects for tender sites.
  • Approval of geological and methodical sections for designing estimates and geological projects for the federal initiative site list (hereinafter referred to as List).
  • Expertise of the federal initiative implementation interim and final results.
  • Approval of nonfuel mineral inferred resource estimates based on final reports.
  • Participation in prospecting at specific federal initiative sites including compilation of maps, plans, sections and other materials reflecting site characteristics.
  • Recommendations on prospecting highly informative and efficient methods use, prospecting geography correction.
  • Control and analytical, technological works.
  • Validation for new deposit inclusion in draft Rosnedra prospecting lists.
  • Expert and methodical support of federally funded prospecting initiatives to replace diamond, base and precious metal mineral base.

Number of Contracts and subcontracts for 2008-2018 – 47.

Number of Public contracts and subcontracts for 2008-2018 – 16.

Major conferences attended by the department’s employees

  • Scientific and methodical basics of base, precious metal and diamond deposit forecasting, prospecting and evaluation – status and prospects. Scientific and practical conference. Moscow. 2008-2017.
  • Science/practice integration as a tool of Uzbekistan geological industry efficient development, devoted to the 25th Uzbek Republic independence anniversary.