Blagodatnoye deposit is 25km north of Olimpiada and benefits from significant infrastructure, facilities and management synergies. The mine is a conventional open pit operation utilising excavator and truck mining methods. The processing plant (Mill No. 4) is the largest in Russia. It had a capacity of 6Mtpa but was recently expanded to 8Mtpa nameplate capacity and achieved throughput of 8.7Mtpa in 2018. The mill consists of a conventional gravity concentration, flotation and carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit. The company is proceeding with the further expansion to the mill, increasing capacity to 9Mt/a.