Wednesday, 16, January, 2019

Uzbek Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources and the General Directorate for Mineral Research and Exploration of the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources reached an agreement on joint geological exploration of the Khurob and Aydim-Jetimtau gold ore deposits, as well as the Sarytau ore deposit, the committee reported.

The agreement was signed on Monday following the talks between the presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey.

The US$ 5 million worth of exploration works are expected to begin this year. Reserves in the Khurob (in Jizzakh province) and Aydim-Dzhetymtau (in Navoi province) gold deposits have not yet been explored, while the tungsten reserves in the Sarytau ore field are estimated at 740,000 tons, molybdenum - 24 thousand tons and gold - 75.2 tons.


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