Showing posts with label GOLD MINING IN ASIA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOLD MINING IN ASIA. Show all posts

Survey Mining In Afghanistan


Commercial drill rigs are a rare sight in Afghanistan. Problems affecting the country's infrastructure and instability have left mining projects in their infancy, but Afghanistan is a geological treasure trove.

"There is a working gold mine in Baghlan at the moment and in Sheberghan we've got gas and petrol. The north of Afghanistan has lots of mining opportunities.

In Jegdalek there are gemstones and in Mes Aynak there is copper, iron and chromium and other valuable minerals.

Drillers and geologists are among the first cohort of trainees from the Afghanistan Geological Survey being taught by the US Dod Task Force for Business and Stability Operations. The students are gaining the skills they need to explore and exploit the country's resources,by training in modern explorative techniques.

The next step for these drillers will be to push out into the country's mountains. Hope is that security will improve still, because there is still some insecurity in some of Afghanistan's provinces.

If the security improves, they will be able to go freely everywhere in Afghanistan to conduct surveys.

"And if Afghanistan's security does improve, the Afghan government will be first in line to exploit the nearly 3 trillion dollars of resources lying in its hills and mountains.

It's hoped that the mining sector could become one of the Afghan economy's strongest assets.

"There has effectively been a hiatus of exploration activity in Afghanistan largely on account of the security issues, for perhaps around 20 to 25 years.

The Russians in the mid-1970s did a considerable amount of work, but after the invasion and through the eighties, nineties and now in the first part of the century there hasn't been that much work done.

So there fore within the donor community there has been a great push to provide technical expertise to build capacity within the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and within the Afghan Geological Survey to help the Afghans help them selves and to develop their mineral resources and to exploit those resources for profit.

" Afghanistan's Geological Survey team will have an opportunity to play a vital part in their country's economy.

Much hinges on a long-awaited mining law to be passed ensuring the country's resources are fairly and legally exploited.

Video Survey Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

Gold Mining In Armenia

Gold mining and the mining industry in common is very important for the economy of Armenia, contributing Approximately one half of its total exports. The main mineral is molybdenum but Armenia is also to have significant gold reserves located in its territory. The country has Approximately 13 operational gold and gold polymetallic mines. There are also several other deposits still in development. This means that the country still has to be considered a great potential for gold investors. 

Armenia Gold mines
Armenia has a history of gold mining that goes back many centuries. Most of the early gold mining was done in the early years, to finance the construction of religious locks in early Asia. During the Soviet era, the country had a modest gold sector with the production in 1989 slightly more than two tons of gold. 

The gold production after the split from the Union in 1991. The country went to below 1000 kg in 1995. by a depression, but has recovered and now gold is one of the main exports. The growth of gold production in recent years has been adopted by the legal reforms in 2012 in collaboration with the International Finance Corp (IFC), reviewed the government of Armenia and adopted its new mining law in 2012 so that further opening Aided was its mining sector. This has seen an increase in domestic gold production in recent years. The new mining laws Permit a two-tier licensing structure that will Aid the industry attract investment.

Gold Mining In Armenia

The mining sector to invest, a 4% tax on gross income, 12.5% ​​royalties based on the result. All these royalties are important deductions that arrive before a 20% corporate tax and the interest will be charged.

The gold mining in Armenia has more foreign investment. The first Dynasty Mines, which is registered in Canada, was the first foreign company to invest in the country’s gold sector. In 1997, the First Dynasty Mines bought a stake in the Ararat Gold Mining Plant. The plant was later converted to the Ararat Gold Recovery Company, before it was sold to GeoProMining Gold in 2007. 

Geo ProMining Gold is the largest gold mining company in Armenia is operating both the Ararat gold recovery plant and Zod (Sotk) mines , The company reconstructs the gold processing plant at Zod mines in 2013 to use a new technology Albion. This technology was developed by the Australian company Xstrata Technology and has been applied for the first time in the Dominican Republic. Armenia is now in the world to apply the second country. The Albion technology enables the company to simultaneously process different types of ores. This is expected to contribute to Approximately 4.6 tonnes per year gold production from the mine to.

Another important player in the gold sector of the country is the Lydian international, another Canadian gold mining company. The company owns and operates the Amulsar gold mine open pit, which is located in southern Armenia. The company has its major discovery in 2006 and the development of the mine in 2012 with production in 2015.

The Amulser gold deposit is estimated that Approximately 2.3 million ounces of gold reserves at 0.8 g / t and approximately 9.98 million ounces of silver contained begun starting in a content of Approximately 3.4 g / t. It is estimated to produce the gold mine Approximately 6.25 tons of gold per year for 10 years. 

Another major player in the Armenian gold mining the Dundee Precious Metals Inc., through its subsidiary Deno Gold, which owns the Deno Gold Project in southern Armenia and operates. The project is expected to comprise around 400,000 tons of polymetallic gold and silver ore. The company is also working on the shahemyan deposits still in Deno Gold Project. 

Video Gold Mining In Armenia And Mining Industry Today

Gold Mining And Gold deposits Newly Found In Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is an important gold nation in Asia. For years the country has gold production increased to record with most of its gold by Little artisanal miners produced.

With the growth in the value of gold in the international market, the mining sector is very lucrative for investors and Sri Lanka is no exception. This is mainly because the government has been working with private sector companies to Aid the growth of the mining sector of the country.

Historic Gold Mining in Sri Lanka

Gold Mineral Resources In Tajikistan


Extensive Gold & Mineral Resources in Tajikistan  is one of the mineral resource - Wealthy countries in Asia. Unlike gold discovery has collected from nearly all other mineral resources the country. In fact, Tajikistan has reported Approximately 400 mineral resource deposits. Geological studies demonstrate that the country has a significant amount of gold deposits, which are still used, suggesting that there is significant opportunity for gold investors to take advantage of this neglected resource and assist in the recovery of gold and precious metals in Tajikistan. 

Mining Tradition In Tajikistan

Gold Mining In Saudi Arabia ( Video )


Gold mining in Saudi Arabia in decades are now able to put the production of gold mining in the world market, although Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in the world, but in around 1997 the government of Saudi Arabia established the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) which is an investment in the mining sector. The Saudi Arabian government involving several youths and the surrounding community deployed in mining exploration.

Prospecting new gold mines in Saudi Arabia continues to push the gold market from the perspective of the industry. Some geologists find and the estimated millions tons of gold deposits in Saudi Arabia which be in some old gold mine sites. From the deputy Ministry of mineral resources Saudi professional put the mineral specimen through various processes and instrument to eventually determine the mineral characterization  

Video Oyu Tolgo Mines The Largest New Deposits Copper Gold In The World

The Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia is a gold and copper mine located in the Gobi desert of Mongolia about 80 km north of the border between Mongolia and China. Oyu Tolgoi mines or also known as Turquoise Hill is a joint project between Rio Tinto, through its subsidiary Turquoise Hill Resources with 66% ownership and  34 % by The Government of Mongolia . Mining cooperation in this Oyu Tolgoi signed on October 6, 2009  as a form of co-investment agreement for the Development and operation of gold and copper mine in Oyu Tolgoi Gobi desert

Oyu Tolgoi mine is a new mine which has resources which containing one of the copper mineral deposits and gold largest in the world. The estimates resources reserves indicate that Oyu Tolgoi mine contains 2.7 million tonnes of recoverable copper and 1.7 million ounces gold and the mining project expected to allow operate for over 50 years
Video Oyu Tolgoi Mine Copper and Gold Mining Complex In Mongolia

Masbate Mining Philippines


Masbate Mining located in the municipality of Aroroy, Masbate Province, in the Philippines country. CGA acquired the mine in March 2007 and became the owner and operator of the mine. Philippine Gold Processing & Refining Corp (PGPRC) was the developer and owner the processing plant. In January 2013 B2Gold acquired its interest in the Masbate Mine through our acquisition of CGA. B2Gold corp  hold an option to acquire the interest of Zoom and to determine a new Philippine holder of the interest, in accordance with Philippine law.

Gold Processing In Gosowong Mine Indonesia


Gosowong is gold mining in Indonesia, and this mine located in Halmahera Island, in the North Maluku Province at Indonesia country, one the country with the world's largest gold mine, the Grasberg mine in Irian Jaya. Gosowong mine is owned and operated by PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals (PTNHM), an Indonesian company 75% owned by Newcrest and and PT Aneka Tambang (25%)

Prior to Gosowong mine at exploration in 1992 by Newcrest, there is no previous history of gold mining or record of gold mineralisation at Gosowong existed. In 1992, Newcrest and its joint venture partner, PT Aneka Tambang ( ANTAM ) commenced joint exploration at Halmahera and adjacent islands. And the Gosowong  is a mining permit, called a Contract of Work  was granted by the Indonesian Government in 1997, continues until at least 2029

Grasberg Mine The largest Gold Mine in world

Grasberg open pit mine at Tembagapura provinces of Papua Irian Jay seen from the heights

The largest Gold Mine in world, Grasberg mine located some 60 miles north of Timika, at Tembagapura provinces of Papua Irian Jaya, and is the most eastern provinces at the country Indonesia. Grasberg mine is a joint venture between Freeport-McMoRan  Copper & Gold (67.3%) and mining juggernaut Rio Tinto (13%), Government of Indonesia (9.3%) and PT Indocopper Investama Corporation (9.3%). Grasberg mine operator is PT Freeport Indonesia (a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold)

Grasberg open pit mine in the Jayawijaya Mountain glaciers at  Papua Irian Jaya provinces Indoonesia

The story of the Grasberg mine at Tembagapura provinces of Papua Irian Jaya began in the mid-1930s when Dutch colonists discovered copper deposits in the Jayawijaya Mountain glaciers in Papua Irian Jaya. PT Freeport Indonesia commenced mining operations in 1972 and in 1988 discovered the Grasberg mine. The Grasberg mining district contains one of the world’s largest recoverable copper reserve and the largest gold reserve. About 800 people working in mines Grasberg at Tembagapura provinces of Papua Irian Jaya

Process Of Mining In Batu Hijau Mine Indonesia

Batu Hijau mine Southwest region of the island of Sumbawa, in the District of Sekongkang, West Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia

Batu Hijau mine is process of mining with a large surface mining operation in Indonesia,  the located in the southwest region of the island of Sumbawa, in the District of Sekongkang, West Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia.  Batu hijau mine Indonesia originally discovered in 1990 and then commercial mining production began in 2000, primarily producing copper and small amounts of gold and silver.

Mining Project in Batu Hijau mine held by PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT), a company owned by Newmont Indonesia (US, 35.44%); Nusa Tenggara Mining Corporation (Japan, 27.56%), PT Pukuafu Indah (Indonesia, 20%) and PT Multi Daerah Bersaing (Indonesia, 17%) with system  contract of work and Newmont as the project operator.


Ore mineral in Batu hijau mine Indonesia
Mineral deposits in the mines Batu hijau is a porphyry copper deposit containing small amounts of gold and silver ore

These Porphyry copper deposit are overwhelmingly hosted by composite stocks of diorite to quartz-diorite and, to a much lesser degree, more felsic compositions such as tonalite and monzogranite.

Mineral deposits tend to be characterised by a strong correlation between the distribution of copper sulphides (chalcopyrite and bornite) and gold as the native metal in addition to having a notably higher magnetite content. Gold typically occurs as minute (<10-15 micron) inclusions in the copper sulphides.

Porphyry copper deposit is indeed very typical deposit found in the Southeast Asian region. These porphyry deposit is one in which the valuable metals are not immediately available and require processing since they are mixed with rocks and minerals that are not economical to process.

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