Development stages

In 2006, Acron Group, one of the leading mineral fertiliser producers in Russia and globally, established Verkhnekamsk Potash Company (VPC) in Perm Krai to create a potash raw material base for production of complex mineral fertilisers.

In 2008, VPC obtained a licence to develop the Talitsky area of the Verkhnekamsk potassium-magnesium salt deposit (VPMSD) in Perm Krai.

Main parameters of the VPMSD Talitsky Area

Russian Federation constituent entity:
Administrative district:
Subsoil user:
 Licence area:
 Mineral deposit:
 Ore type:
Perm Krai
 Berezniki town area
 59°19’15.55”N 57°02’01.62”E
 69.56 km2
 Potassium-magnesium salts
 Sylvinite ore

Construction of the Talitsky mine underground and surface facilities, as well as external engineering network and line infrastructure 

Exploration of the VPMSD East Talitsky area completed; two vertical shafts in frozen rock drilled

Construction of temporary buildings and structures for two vertical shafts sinking

The Talitsky mine construction design developed; approval from the state expert review board obtained; Talitsky mineral resources and ore reserves assessed under revised 2012 JORC Code

Mineral reserves evaluated under JORC code; the feasibility study to evaluate subsurface conditions and estimate ore reserves approved by the Russian State Commission for Mineral Reserves (Rosnedra)

The subsoil licence for the Talitsky area obtained; geologic exploration and preliminary study of main construction solutions for the Talitsky mine performed