"Hayasa Resources Corp" LLC Again To Try To Get Permit to Search for Metals in Mining Areas of Hanqakutak and Adjacent Areas

"Hayasa Resources Corp" LLC Again To Try To Get Permit to Search for Metals in Mining Areas of Hanqakutak and Adjacent Areas

On October 28, 2022, at 2:30 p.m., the second public discussions for preliminary environmental impact assessment application for the geological study of gold-polymetallic mining of Hanqakutak and adjacent sites of "Hayasa Resources Corp" LLC will take place at the residence of Administrative Head of Pushkino settlement, Gyulagarak community, Lori Region.

The requested area is included in the administrative boundaries of Urasar and Pushkino settlements.

Prospecting operations are planned to be carried out within 3392 hectares. They will search for gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead. Under the project, all surface excavations will be located at a distance of up to 32 meters from the areas of water protection zones. 20 wells with a depth of 200 meters will be drilled.

The project says: "Red-listed species grow near the studied area, which allows us to assume that their growth is also possible in this area. They are Cerastium capillatum, Rhododendron caucasicum, and Fritillaria collina.

It is noted that 116 species of birds are found in the area, 20 of which are red-listed in Armenia.

There are also 4 red-listed species: Neomys schelkovnikovi, Gray bear (Ursus arctos), Forest cat (Felis silvestris), Asia Minor ground squirrel (Spermophilus xanthoprymnus). It is noted that a grizzly bear and a wild boar enter the area randomly.

Under the project, red-listed Dali lizard, the white-faced lizard, and the mountain steppe viper are also found in the area.

And among terrestrial invertebrates, the presence of the Black Apollo and the Armenian grasshopper is also possible.

It should be mentioned that according to Article 26 of Mining Code, the use of individual subsoil sites is prohibited if there are plants or animal habitats red-listed in Armenia on the plot located on the requested soil management site, as well as if animal migration routes pass through the given area.

It should be noted that this is the second attempt by "Hayasa Resources Corp" LLC to obtain consent to prospect the gold-multi-polymetallic field of Hanqakutak and adjacent areas. 

The 100% owner of "Hayasa Resources Corp" LLC, founded in 2021, is the Canadian public company "Fremond Gold Ltd", founded in 2017. It is run by Dennis Moore, a Portuguese national. He was also the 85% shareholder of "Mendia Resources" LLC, which claims to conduct prospecting works in the polymetallic mining site of Vardenis, Vayots Dzor Region,  which the residents expressed their opposition to.  

October 18, 2022 at 16:23