Azerbaijan talks work to study potential of non-ferrous metal deposits in liberated lands

Business Materials 17 March 2022 17:13 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan talks work to study potential of non-ferrous metal deposits in liberated lands
Sadraddin Aghjayev
Sadraddin Aghjayev
Read more

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 17. Work is underway in the Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation [in the 2020 second Karabakh war] to study the potential of non-ferrous metal deposits, Khayam Farzaliyev, deputy board chairman of Azerbaijan’s AzerGold CJSC, said, Trend reports.

Farzaliyev made the remark at the presentation of the book entitled as "Exploration of minerals and the foundations of the mining industry" held in Baku.

"This work is being carried out as part of the geological exploration program for the period 2021-2024. Hyper-spectral satellite images are also being processed, and the remote researches are being conducted in accordance with modern standards,” the company’s official noted.

“In order to carry out drilling and other exploration work, the territories must be completely cleared of mines and unexploded ordnances. At the same time, the necessary steps are being taken with the relevant structures," he further said.

The CJSC's deputy board chairman noted that the company is working with the relevant government agencies to ensure that rich mineral resources become a driver for the sustainable development of the Azerbaijani economy.

“A clear evidence of this is the work within the project on updating the information archive of non-ferrous metal ore deposits operating in the country, carried out since 2018 by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, together with the National Geological Service,” Farzaliyev also noted.

“The project’s goal is to study geological data on non-ferrous metal ore deposits, classify archival data, and digitalize geological data in accordance with international standards,” he said.

“Within the framework of this project, the data collected in the Soviet times on geological exploration - maps, texts and graphics - were digitalized, a database was created for each field in accordance with international standards," he pointed out.

The implementation of the above measures will increase the use efficiency of non-ferrous metal resources in Azerbaijan, he added.

Along with Farzaliyev, the Head of the National Geological Exploration Service under the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Ali Aliyev and the Deputy Board Chairman of the State Agency for the Use of Mineral Resources under the ministry Azer Shukurov are also taking part in the presentation.