Azerbaijan , Baku, May 27 / Trend I.Isabalayeva /
The first platinum deposit has found in the Shamkir region, Azerbaijani Ecology and Mineral Resources Minister Huseyngulu Bagirov said at today's press conference.
Studies and samples sent to laboratories in Russia, Canada and other countries have confirmed that it is a platinum deposit, he said.
Now, geologists are working on the refinement of scale of the deposit.
The deposit's reserves are estimated at 80-100 tons.
Bagirov said the work is underway at 66 field sites.
The discovery of the new reserves is a successful achievement in the field of geology, he said.