The public hearings of the new project for Meghradzor gold dressing plant have been appointed, which will be held on 11 February at 11:00 in Meghradzor village municipality building. The project has been submitted by “Meghradzor Gold” LLC. The new project proposes to extract gold with gravitational and flotation methods. 'The capacity of the ore dressing facility will make up 120,000 tons per year. Under the project, the tails generated from gold extraction will be transferred and stored in Meghradzor mine in underground empty spaces not subject to development. The annual amount of tails will make up 113168 tons according to sold component. The total area of the plant will make up 2.04 ha. The plant will operate 340 days per year, 24 hours a day with 3 shifts, where 45 people will be employed. Gold concentration in the ore of Meghradzor gold mine makes up 2.5-3.0 grams per ton.
Reminder: it’s the third gold extracting plant project that “Meghradzor Gold” LLC has submitted for environmental expertise. In the first project the company wanted to extract gold with heap leach technologies, but it was fiercely opposed by the locals and public at large, and the Nature Protection Ministry rejected the project documentation. The second project proposed to extract fold with theourine, which is also hazardous and toxic method, and it again deserved public condemnation.
11:03 February 05, 2014