Polymetal buys $96m gold field

JSC Polymetal, the subsidiary of Russian precious metal producer Polymetal, has agreed to buy ZAO Maminskaya Gornorudnaya kompania, which has a mining licence for the Maminskoye gold mining field in Russia, in a deal worth $95.5m (£62.7m). The licence is valid until 2023. Scoping studies show that the field could have the potential to produce between 80,000 and 120,000 ounces of gold each year.