Turkey begins exploration work in Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 10
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
The General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration of Turkey (MTA) has begun exploration of metal mineral deposits in Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing Turkish media.
The Turkish side has stepped up its actions by decree of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez.
Geophysical surveys will be conducted in Uzbekistan to identify areas where mineral reserves are concentrated.
The MTA team and aircraft in Uzbekistan began taking measurements on August 23 after calibration.
The aircraft will complete the verification of approximately 20,000 kilometers of flights at three licensed sites. Work is scheduled to be completed within 30 days, depending on technical conditions and weather conditions.
Aerial geophysical surveys, which play a key role in determining the potential of deposits, are among the fastest.
Aerial work takes 100 times less time and costs 29 times less than others. Currently, Turkey is one of seven or eight countries in the world that can carry out such work independently.
Aerial geophysical surveys will provide a clear idea of the geology of the region, identify areas where reserves are dense, and narrow the areas. With maps to be prepared in accordance with the data to be obtained, drilling can be done by spot shooting.
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