The steady increase in the price of gold in the world market causes increased interest of domestic and foreign investors not only in the traditional and long-known gold-bearing regions of Russia, but also in new territories where valuation works for gold have been actively carried out recently. One of such territories in the Polar Urals is the Riphean-Ordovician folded frame of the Precambrian Kharbey crystalline massif located in the Sakmar-Lemvinsky structural and facial zone within the river basins Grand Paypudyna river and Kharbey river. The gold mineralisation of Kharbey area and its ampelshorskaya zone is associated with the development of the black shists formation, with the stratiform type of gold mineralization characteristic. Another important feature of this area is the massive development of heterogeneous mineral veins, some of which may be gold-bearing. © 2020 Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.