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Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
17:48 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
We urge the citizens of Armenia and our compatriots living abroad not to be indifferent towards this destructive process and realize that time has come for all of us to make a decision - either side with the exploitation of the mines for the sake of our country’s “development” or systematic plunder of the natural resources belonging
S.O.S. Ayrum Campaign getting New Strength
15:58 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori
S.O.S. Ayrum Campaign getting New Strength Video
"Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine” CJSC intends to construct a new tailing dump in the area of Tchotchkan and Mets Ayrum communities in Lori Region using 40 ha of agricultural land areas in the communities. It will be the second tailing dump for these communities, which will be closer to the transboundary Debed River and Armenia-Georgia
Seeking to Hide 3.8 Billion AMD from State Budget and Probable...for Sake of Vardan Mamikonyan and Garegin Nzhdeh
13:23 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Syunik
Seeking to Hide 3.8 Billion AMD from State Budget and Probable...for Sake of Vardan Mamikonyan and Garegin Nzhdeh
The name of “Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” CJSC was mentioned among the list of bad tax payers: this company sought to hide 3.8 billion AMD from the state budget.
Mets Ayrum Community Residents' Letter Addressed To All Competent Bodies
13:47 March 27, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Mets Ayrum Community Residents' Letter Addressed To All Competent Bodies
195 residents of Mets Ayrum Community have addressed an open letter to Armenian PM Hovik Abrahamyan, all MPs of the National Assembly, Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environment of the National assembly, RA Public Council, OSCE Ambassador to Yerevan
Amulsar Mine Dust Can Get Spread Over 30 Km Distance
17:38 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar Mine Dust Can Get Spread Over 30 Km Distance
The problem is as follows: dust dissemination radius in Amulsar open pit mining EIA has been estimated and assessed up to 1 km, while the SIA plans to construct special hydrotechnical structures to prevent
Communities Adjacent to Lake Sevan - Amulsar Mine Project Affected
17:27 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Communities Adjacent to Lake Sevan - Amulsar Mine Project Affected
The fact that open pit mining will be implemented in the drainage basin of Lake Sevan is already an undeniable legal ground to consider the possible impact on Lake Sevan substantiated and to recognize at least the communities adjacent
Nature Protection Minister Conducting Wide-Scale Inspections in Akhtala ODC
14:43 March 24, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Nature Protection Minister Conducting Wide-Scale Inspections in Akhtala ODC
Based on EcoLur’s “Alarm Signal from Mets Ayrum: Pasture Hill Owned by Community Destroyed for Unknown Reasons” article, the State Environmental Inspection of Nature Protection Ministry carried out inspection in the area mentioned
Results of Amulsar Gold Mining Document Study Results: Conclusions and Proposals
15:27 March 23, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Results of Amulsar Gold Mining Document Study Results: Conclusions and Proposals
This time it’s Harutyun Movsisyan, PhD in Geological Sciences, Associate Professor, who submitted his assessment on the official website of Aarhus Centers, www.aarhus.am, which particularly says: “The EIA submitted by the company mentions heap leach facility with a capacity of 106 million tons and says nothing that this volume is wastes to be collected in the tailing dump, which needs technical conditions, special project
Around 24 Million Ton Ore Produced Instead of 43 Million Ton Prescribed by Contract
14:42 March 23, 2015 | Mining
Around 24 Million Ton Ore Produced Instead of 43 Million Ton Prescribed by Contract
“Only 10 out of 27 companies having been issued the right to soil management have launched business activities, but not to a complete extent. The other companies do nothing. Contractual obligations are not performed, investments
Annually 681.100 Cum Wastewater from Mining Companies Dumped into Voghji River Basin
15:35 March 20, 2015 | Mining | Syunik
Annually 681.100 Cum Wastewater from Mining Companies Dumped into Voghji River Basin
Annually 681,100 cum wastewater is annually dumped into the water resources of the Voghji River basin because of mining activities. “Zagezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC developing
Geoprospecting Works Not Implemented by 90% in Armenia
13:04 March 19, 2015 | Mining
Geoprospecting Works Not Implemented by 90% in Armenia
The geoprospecting works are not carried out in Armenia by 90%. Estimates show, only 10% of the financial investment for 24 billion AMD has been carried out in regard with the prospecting 55 metallic
43% of Armenian Area Exposed to Desertification: National Focal Point of UN Convention to Combat Desertification
13:20 March 18, 2015 | Mining
43% of Armenian Area Exposed to Desertification: National Focal Point of UN Convention to Combat Desertification Video
Mining land areas account for 36,400 ha and they increased by about 8000 ha within 7 years. It’s known that one ha pollutes about 10 ha of adjacent area in case open pit mines and
Armenian President to Solve Fioletovo Gold Mining Problem
12:23 March 18, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armenian President to Solve Fioletovo Gold Mining Problem
The situation in Fioletovo community, Lori Region, is tense again. As it turns out, Fioletovo gold mining is on the agenda again. This it’s not the competent ministries
Lydian Seeking to Attract Investments into Amulsar Project Bearing High Investment Risks
16:00 March 17, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Lydian Seeking to Attract Investments into Amulsar Project Bearing High Investment Risks
Lydian International Company is seeking to attract shareholders into the development of Amulsar gold mine Armenia. Lydian International Company presented Amulsar project at PDAC-2015 in Canada. The CEO of Lydian International Company Howard Stevenson stated
Open Letter to "Geoteam" Company from Residents Concerned with Future of Gndevaz and Vayots Dzor
19:01 March 13, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Open Letter to "Geoteam" Company from Residents Concerned with Future of Gndevaz and Vayots Dzor
You mention that in the heap leach facility the PH of the sodium cyanide shall be 11 and over in order not to have hydrogen cyanide leak, the small amount of which is lethal. We would like to get clarifications how this process will be implemented in the area of 134 ha with 4 million tons of solution under temperature fluctuations from -30 to +30 degrees in the rain or snow or what
Lydian International Company Planning to Proceed to Amulsar Mine Construction Stage
15:02 March 11, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Lydian International Company Planning to Proceed to Amulsar Mine Construction Stage
President and CEO of “Lydian International” Company Howard Stevenson said that “Lydian International” Company plans to ensure the complete financing of Amulsar project and to proceed to the mine construction stage in 2015
Annually 1,607,000 cum Industrial Wastewater Dumped into Meghri River
14:45 March 11, 2015 | Mining | Syunik
Annually 1,607,000 cum Industrial Wastewater Dumped into Meghri River
Because of mining annually 1,607,000 cum industrial wastewater is dumped into the water resources of Meghri River basin. Agarak Copper and Molybdenum Combine developing Agarak copper and molybdenum mine annually dumps 1.5 million cum industrial wastewater, while “Sipan-1” LLC developing
Armanis Gold-Polymetallic Mining project Public Discussions Appointed
12:00 March 10, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armanis Gold-Polymetallic Mining project Public Discussions Appointed
The public hearings on Armanis gold-polymetallic mining project will be held on 24 March, at
Minister Yervand Zakharyan's Reply to NGO's Enquiry on Soil Management and SHPPs
15:02 March 09, 2015 | Mining
Minister Yervand Zakharyan's Reply to NGO's Enquiry on Soil Management and SHPPs
Energy and Natural Resources Ministry and KfW German -Armenian Fund didn’t sign any documents on “Support to Renewable Energy” project, as Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakharyan's reply says to the enquiry filed
Minister Yervand Zakharyan Met with Heads of "Lydian International", "Dundee Precious Metals", "Centerra Gold Inc" Companies in Toronto
16:40 March 05, 2015 | Mining
Minister Yervand Zakharyan Met with Heads of "Lydian International", "Dundee Precious Metals", "Centerra Gold Inc" Companies in Toronto
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakharyan had a meeting with the heads of "Lydian International", "Dundee Precious Metals", "Centerra Gold Inc" companies carrying out mining activities in Armenia, where they discussed the attraction of investments in the mining

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