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Vladimir Chirkov

Chief Geologist

Mr. Chirkov is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration, processing and mining operations management. He has extensive experience in mineral reserve evaluation and compilation of technical reports for a number of precious and base metal and non-metallic deposits in Central Asia.

Before joining RCG, Mr. Chirkov has been associated with Kazakhstan’s leading technical consultancy firms where in the role of Chief Geologist he focused on reserve estimation and evaluation including at the large iron ore deposit Sarbayskoe in the north of Kazakhstan.

Since 1997-2003 Mr. Chirkov was working as Chief Operations Supervisor at a number of operating mines including one of the largest gold producer in Kazakhstan with total annual capacity of 250 ore ktonnes - Akbakai Mining and Metallurgical Complex where he was in charge of exploration, mine management and production planning at Akabakai Mine. Mr. Chirkov started his career as a Chief Geologist at exploration expedition in South Kazakhstan under the supervision of State Ministry of Geology.

Mr. Chirkov holds a BE degree in Geology from National University of Kyiv.


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