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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gold in Tajikistan

I may start trying to capture news like this here. Hopefully I'll have some input, etc, but it's interesting reading regardless. Have fun!

Two Gold Deposits in Tajik South to Be Developed Soon
2007-02-16 BBC Monitoring Central Asia
The development of two gold deposits in southern Tajikistan will begin soon, the Tajik news agency Asia-Plus reported on 14 February.

A gold-prospecting company, Tacom Gold, will soon begin extracting gold in the gold deposits of Sariob in Danghara District and of Bandisariob in Tavildara District in southern Khatlon Region, the agency quoted a source at the Tajik Ministry of Energy and Industry as saying.
The gold reserves of the Sariob and Bandisariob deposits are estimated at one and a half and five tonnes respectively and the Tacom Gold is planning to invest 5m dollars in the deposits this year, the report said.

According to data from the Ministry of Energy and Industry, last year 1,730 kg of gold was produced in Tajikistan, which is up by 530 kg year on year, the agency added.
"Reports from of the Main Geology Directorate under the Tajik government say that currently about 30 gold and silver deposits are known and the total volume of their reserves amounts to 400 t of gold and over 60,000 t of silver," it said.

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