Motion about Removing Drawbacks of Khosrov Reserve
13:02 February 04, 2013 | Officials | Ararat | Kotayk
Senior Investigator of Special Criminal Investigative Department of Sardaryan Division made a motion to Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan about necessary measures directed to removing causes of poaching in Khosrov Reserve, in regard of
Serzh Sargsyan Didn’t Address Environmental Problems of Hrazdan
17:06 February 01, 2013 | Elections...Politics...Ecology | Kotayk
On 31 January presidential candidate, incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan visited an ecological hot spot, Hrazdan Town. Hrazdan is environmentally unfavorable town polluted with the emissions of the cement plant, Hrazdan thermal power plant plus the mining
“Healthy Hrazdan” Initiative Proposes Mining Strategy to Serzh Sargsyan
00:54 January 31, 2013 | Mining | Kotayk
“Healthy Hrazdan” civic initiative intends to propose to Serzh Sargsyan to develop a strategy on mining industry. They have addressed a letter to the president, which particularly says, “...At least ten licenses for opencast development and geological prospecting
Who Wants to Sell Package on Tezhsar Mine?
17:53 January 29, 2013 | Mining | Kotayk
The official website of the Nature Protection Ministry,, informs that the documentation package on the project of developing Tezhsar nepheline-syenite mine has been sent for refinement. Starting from May 2011 “Alumina Corporation” Company has been persevering in its intention to get
Who Will Arrive in Tsaghkadzor, If They See Mines Nearby?
15:56 January 21, 2013 | Mining | Kotayk
If they see on the map, that molybdenum, aluminum, iron is mined next to Tsaghkadzor, who will come here? Nobody and never…Who will assess losses? We will lose both the investments and working places. The government
Khosrov Reserve To Be Focused by Supervisory Chamber for One Year
17:03 January 14, 2013 | Officials | Ararat | Kotayk
The monitoring will be conducted by the end of the year, for example, the Supervisory Chamber Chairman has highlighted the examination of the Khosrov reserve to exclude any activities in the reserve, which will violate
What Governmental Experts Will Say About Cyanide in Meghradzor?
15:13 January 10, 2013 | Mining | Kotayk
As substantiation, we bring an extract from the article by Sh. Amiryan, A. Karapetyan entitled “Mineralogical-geochemical characteristics of Meghradzor gold mine ores”, Bulletin of Academy of Sciences of Armenian SSR, XVII, N2, 1964. “...The content of gold was established in ores in spectral manner from 0.03% to 0.1 %, silver – from 0.1% to 0.3%, mercury – 0.01%, arsenic – over 10%
Hidden Risks: Uranium in Tezhsar Mine
11:25 January 10, 2013 | Mining | Kotayk
Tezhsar nepheline-syenites are accompanied with uranium and other radioactive elements, nevertheless, the project of Tezhsar opencast mine development submitted for the opinion of the environmental expertise by “Alumina Corporation” LLC doesn’t say a word about these words
Criminal Case against ArmForest Employees
10:51 January 09, 2013 | Officials | Kotayk
The department of Protection of State Interests of Public Prosecutor’s Office of Armenia has initiated a criminal case against the employees of “ArmForest” SNCO. The basis of the charge is that in 2009 they faked
Cyanic Armenia
12:03 January 08, 2013 | Mining | Aragatsotn | Ararat | Kotayk | Vayots dzor
Each mining company in Armenia considers it to be its duty to construct its own gold extraction plant. That’s why you can already 3 plants constructed in a tiny territory. Ararat gold extraction plant (Ararat Region) owned by GeoProMining Gold processes concentrate from Sotq gold ore and Meghradzor gold mine. Not far you can find
Risks of Mining Industry Concentrated in Meghradzor Resort Zone
12:28 December 25, 2012 | Mining | Kotayk
EcoLur thinks that the process of public discussions on these very projects passed into non-transparency stage, personal arrangements and high pressure on public and local villagers, which is fraught with high corruption risks and law violations. We call for Nature Protection Ministry and personally Minister Aram Harutyunyan

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