Aiktinskoe and Bolaiktinskoe raw cement deposits

General details of the project

  • Initiator of the project: Fund for Regional Development of the Republic of Buryatia
  • Сontact person: Botoev Konstantin
  • Post: Project manager in mineral resources sector
  • Telephone/Fax: +7 301 2 21-11-49, +7 301 2 21-11-50, +7 301 2 21-11-51
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Aiktinskoe and Bolaiktinskoe raw cement deposits

Aiktinskoe deposit of limestone and Bolaiktinskoe deposit of siltstone are located 24 km north-west of the Taksimo station. The deposits are developed for raw materials base for projected cement plant with a capacity of 2 mln. t. of cement per year. Nearby are located Zolotovskoe and  Kelyanskoe deposits of siltstone.

The Aiktinskoe and Bolaiktinskoe deposits' balance reserves of limestone and siltstone for portland cement production by dry -mix process for open mining were approved by the State Committee for mineral reserves of the USSR as of 01.06.1989 (minutes № 10703 of 30.08.1989, table 2.13.).

Table 2.13.

The reserves of Aiktinskoe and Bolaiktinskoe deposits (th.t.)

Raw cement materials (limestone, siltstone)

Reserves category





In-line the project quarries

Outside the project quarries

Aiktinskoe deposit


46 668

37 950

65 881

667 335


Bolaiktinskoe deposit



12 531

44 987





27 185



By the laboratory and technological tests of representative samples of limestone of Aiktinskoe deposit and of siltstones of Bolaiktinskoe deposit (Institute "Siberian Research Institute-projectcement") was proved the availability of portland cement brand "400" and "500" by dry-mix process and wet-mix process based on the 3-component blend (limestone - 73.3%, siltstone - 24.8% cinders - 1.9%).

Limestone of both deposits chemically complies with OST 21-27-76 "Сarbonate rock for the production of building lime", it is possible to obtain building lime I grade class A and B (GOST 9179-77). Limestone is also suitable for the production of mineral feed for farm animals and birds (OST 21-37-78).