Polymetal buys Olcha deposit

Russian gold producer Polymetal yesterday acquired the Olcha gold-silver deposit licence, which covers 2.5 square kilometres in the Far East of Russia, from junior stock market listed Ovoca Gold in exchange for 775,000 ordinary shares in Polymetal. Chief executive Vitaly Nesis said yesterday that the acquisition of the deposit marks a “natural extension” of its portfolio in the Magadan Region.