Staraya Linza is the first talc open cast of Shabrovsk Talc Deposit in the Sverdlovskaya region. The Shabrovsk talc-magnesite deposit is considered to be one of the biggest, not only across the whole Ural, but also in Russia. The deposit and the factory are 27 km to the south of Ekatirenburg. Domestic talc production was founded here as far back as in the 19th century and mechanized machinery was first introduced in 1931.
The depth of “Staraya Linza” is about 100 m., width – 250, length – 400. The deposit is dug throw monolith talc mass.