The Berchogurskoe-4 diabase deposit was explored in 2006. Diabases of the Berchogurskoe deposit belong to volcanic rocks and are used for the production of rubble for construction work (including usage as an aggregate for heavy concrete), for the construction of a ballast layer for railway tracks, for the foundation and covering of roads and airfields, as rubble stone and for the production of string concrete sleepers.
The development of the deposit is carried out in accordance with the License for the extraction of widespread minerals issued by the State Institution “Management of Industrial and Innovative Development of the Aktobe Region”.
The development of the deposit is carried out by an open-cut method using the flow-cyclical method (excavator-car-DSK). Drilling and blasting operations for the extraction of minerals are carried out by a contractor. All mining operations are carried out in accordance with the approved Mining Plan.
In 2020, after additional exploration, the balance reserves of the mineral were changed. The increase in balance reserves amounted to 117,439.89 thousand m3, which is confirmed by the Minutes of the ICZ meeting.
As of 01.01.2021, the balance reserves amount to 146708.68 thousand m³