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14:47 May 05, 2016 | Mining | Vayots dzorGndevaz Villagers Think Reduction in Amulsar Project Costs Will Occur Due to Ecology
Annually 4 million tons of cyanide solution will be used - it’s an open area available both for rains and snow. How can the leaks be zero? Where will 100 million tons of solution be dumped? These are our questions.
18:51 May 02, 2016 | Mining | Vayots dzorGndevaz Villagers Were Denied to Be Insured against Amulsar Program Risks
We demanded all the risks to be insured – risks for water, land areas, orchards, animals, human health.
13:19 April 28, 2016 | Mining | Vayots dzorApricot Orchards Felled Down in Gndevaz Village for Construction of Heap Leach Plant (Photos)
The apricot orchards in Gndevaz Village, Vayots Dzor Region, are felled down for the construction of a heap leach plan in the frames of Amulsar open pit mining project. Here they get ripe one month later
14:40 March 22, 2016 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzorInvisible Chain Hazard
There are already evidences of river water pollution in Teghout, Gndevaz villagers have sold apricot orchards in regard with Amulsar, Geghanush residents are protesting in Syunik Region for the protection
15:19 March 18, 2016 | Mining | SyunikCanadian Companies Presented Their Investment Interests in Armenian Mining Sector
The representatives of the Canadian Companies presented their investment interests into the mining sector of Armenia during their meeting with Energy and Natural Resources
16:15 March 09, 2016 | Mining | LoriEffect of Teghut Mine of Quality of Shnogh River: Seyran Minasyan's Research
Besides the destruction of ancient forest ecosystem, Teghout mine also caused other serious negative consequences, one of which is extreme deterioration of the river water flowing in the areas adjacent to the mine. Solid proofs of this
16:54 March 04, 2016 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzorGndevaz Villager about Amulsar Project: "People Not Realizing About Real Size of Disaster"
On 3 March the public discussions on the amendments to Amulsar gold mining project were held in Gndevaz Community, Vayots Dzor Region. As EcoLur was informed from Gndevaz, the hearings were held in
18:49 March 02, 2016 | Mining | Syunik"Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC Sold to Russian Polymetal International
"Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC has been sold to Russian “Polymetal International” at a price of US $ 25 million. In regard with this
14:54 March 02, 2016 | Mining | SyunikScientist Beating Alarm Signal That Whole Biosphere May Change in Syunik
“At “one magnificent” moment “environmental chain reaction” may take place, which will change the whole bionvironment. The science can’t anticipate the moment of its generation, while
11:46 February 26, 2016 | MiningAram Manukyan: Mining Sector Recorded Highest Indicator of Electricity Payments for 2015
'Last year the only sector where high indicator of electricity payments was fixed is mining, where the electricity payments are about 30% more,' said
17:14 February 24, 2016 | Mining | LoriNature Protection Ministry Response Addressed to Teghout Support Group Open Letter
In reply to the open letter addressed to Nature Protection Ministry by Teghout Support Group, the Ministry informs that the examination carried out by Lori Territorial Division of State Environmental Inspection of Nature Protection Ministry showed that because of drastic climate changes
12:46 February 23, 2016 | Mining | LoriTeghout Supporters Applying to Nature Protection Ministry To Hold Inspections in Teghout Mine
“Teghout Support” civic initiative has addressed an open letter to Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan to check the extent of Shnogh River pollution and to carry out inspections in Teghout copper and molybdenum mine
14:07 February 16, 2016 | Mining | GegharkunikGold Search in Sotq Going Down and Down Reaching Lake Sevan
“RAM GROUP” LLC intends to increase gold prospecting area in Lake Sevan drainage basin. The company, which has the permission to study the sediments of Tigranaget Tributary of Sotq River
15:52 February 15, 2016 | MiningMining Growth Has Exclusively Extensive Nature
Out of 26 metallic mines in Armenia, which have licenses for mining, only ten give production (data for 2014). The largest is Qajaran mine, which ensured 60% of mining in Armenia and 80% of budget income from mining
13:26 February 15, 2016 | Mining | Vayots dzorA Question: Whether IFC CAO Investigation Will Affect on New Investments into Amulsar Project
In spring 2016 the delegation of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will arrive in Armenia to initiate the investigation
19:15 February 11, 2016 | Mining | SyunikNo Redundancies in "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan"
Business viewpoint on mining problems: in his interview with EcoLur “Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” CJSC Director Hrach Jabrayan presented his viewpoint.
17:23 February 08, 2016 | Mining | LoriBitter Consequences of Teghout Mine
The wastewater flowing out of Teghout Mine goes into the Shnogh River thus becoming a serious source of pollution. It doesn’t matter how much
16:08 February 03, 2016 | Mining | LoriAround 35 Organizations Implementing Mining Activities in Lori Region
Around 35 organizations deal with mining activities in Lori Region, which has 3798 square km, out of which 5 mines are metallic ones. Regional Municipality Agriculture and Environmental Department Head has presented
18:24 January 29, 2016 | Mining | SyunikGeghanush Discussions Didn't Give Desirable Results
On 22 January “Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” Company held a meeting with Geghanush villagers, Syunik Region, in regard with their claim on damage caused by Geghanush tailing dump. The claim had been signed by
17:56 January 29, 2016 | MiningIn 2015 Environmental Fee Paid from Ore Mining to State Budget Made Up 21 Billion 992 Million AMD
In the republic currently there are 494 permits issued for mining of natural resources, out of which 29 licenses have been issued for metallic mines, 439 for non-metallic mines and 26 for mineral water