Verninskoye is is part of Polyus Gold's Bodaibo Administrative District of the Irkutsk Region. Mining is by conventional shovel-and-truck methods with the plant utilising gravity concentration, flotation and carbon-in-leach (CIL) method. Annual gold production increased 9% year-on-year in 2018, after a 10% increase in 2017. The successive years of increased production are a result of several ongoing development projects, including additional sorption capacities, expansion of the desorption circuit, the introduction of a Wenco system to optimise truck fleet scheduling and expansion of the throughput capacity at the mill. The feasibility study in order to asses the viability of expanding further from 2.9Mt/a to 3.5Mt/a was updated and pre-approved in 2018.