New copper mine discovered in Armenia

New copper mine discovered in Armenia
December 22, 2012 | 02:20

YEREVAN. – 25 km north of the Armenian City of Meghri, near the Lichk
community, a copper deposit was discovered. The Touchstone Company
presented the Ministry of Natural Resources an expert opinion about
this mine.

It is estimated that it contains 45.2 thousand tons of copper (average
grade at 0.61%).

Exploitation of the mine should be implemented in an open way, which
harms the environment, despite the fact that the area is rich in
specimens of fauna and flora.

To minimize damage to the environment, it is advisable not to build
enrichment facility in place. The ore may be transported to the plant
at a distance of 25 km (probably Agarak).

From: Baghdasarian