Uzbek-Chinese JV to begin field development
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 6 / Trend D. Azizov /
The Uzbek-Chinese joint venture Uz-China Uran plans to start black shale uranium mining in the Navoi region, Uzbekistan by early 2013, State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources Acting Chairman Ilhom Turamuradov said on Thursday.
He said the actions will be coordinated to develop technologies of separate extracting uranium and vanadium while developing black shale uranium deposits by late 2011.
"The technological tests are planned to be made in 2012," he said. "This will allow beginning the development black shale deposits in 2013."