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Mes Aynak, AFGHANISTAN | ARCH International

Mes Aynak is a 5000-year old Buddhist city, one of the most important archeological finds in all of Central Asia. A sprawling complex of stupas, temples, residential areas, markets and a fortress, it sits on top of even older remains of ancient mining and trading villages. Problem. An enormous copper deposit is also located here.

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Aynak Copper Mine Project Commenced

As one of the largest copper deposits in the world, the Aynak Copper Mine is located in the north of Logar Province, which is situated in middle-east Afghanistan, 35 km away from Kabul. The mine was first discovered in the early 1970s. The ore reserves of the Anyak Copper Mine are approximately 705 million tons containing 1.56% copper.

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Q&A: Aynak and Mining in Afghanistan - World Bank

What is Aynak? Aynak is a large undeveloped copper resource, located about 40 km southeast of Kabul in Afghanistan's Logar province. After a competitive bidding process, the government of Afghanistan in 2007 awarded a 30-year lease to the Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC, which then created the Afghan entity named MJAM) to explore the resource and submit a …

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Mes Aynak – Afghanistan - Sacred Land

Mining will also require forced relocation of seven villages around the Aynak Copper Mine, and devastate the watershed of Afghanistan. Mes Aynak has sparked international campaigns by Afghans, environmentalists, Buddhists, archaeologists and other supporters aiming to stop the destruction of this culturally and spiritually significant site.

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Mes Aynak: Chinese copper mine disrupted by corruption …

Shen Heting, the former general manager of the state-owned China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), in 2007 signed a 30-year lease to build a open-pit copper mine in a place called Mes Aynak.

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The Story Behind China's Long-Stalled Mine in …

Mes Aynak mine is said to be the second largest copper ore body in the world, with the deposit estimated to contain 5.5 million metric tons of high-grade copper ore. The contract awarded to MJAM ...

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Mes Aynak: Chinese copper mine disrupted by corruption charge

Shen Heting, the former general manager of the state-owned China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), in 2007 signed a 30-year lease to build a open-pit copper mine in a place called Mes Aynak.

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Britain & Australia's Grab for Resources in Afghanistan ...

Nov. 14, 2011: Archeologists excavating Buddhist relics in 2011 before the Mes Aynak copper mine was due to open. (Jerome Starkey, Flicker, CC BY-SA 2.0)

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The Story Behind China's Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan ...

Mes Aynak mine is said to be the second largest copper ore body in the world, with the deposit estimated to contain 5.5 million metric tons of high-grade copper ore. The contract awarded to MJAM ...

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Saving Mes Aynak

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins.

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Aynak copper mine project Report | Wood Mackenzie

The Aynak project is located within a mountain basin 35km SE of Kabul in Afghanistan at elevations of 2,275-2,675 masl. The civil war in Afghanistan in 1989 halted exploration in the Aynak area until a joint venture between Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) and Jiangxi Copper Group acquired the mine in November 2007.

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Aynak Cu deposit (Mes Aynak), Mohammad Agha District ...

Aynak Cu deposit (Mes Aynak), Mohammad Agha District (Muhammad Agha District), Logar, Afghanistan : Ancient mining area. Located about 40 km SE of Kabul (30 or 20 km according to other sources). Stratabound sedimentary-exhalative (SEDEX) type copper deposit, hosted in Vendian-Cambrian arkosic ...

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Evaluation of the Obstacles to Developing the Aynak Copper ...

The Aynak Copper Mine was first discovered in 1973, and mining was initiated by the Metallurgical Company of China in 2009. However, its use has been suspended several times and the mine has never been fully exploited due to political unrest and terrorism, among other issues, in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has been recognized as one of the most fragile, …

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Mes Aynak Copper Mine, Logar, Afghanistan

Mes Aynak Copper Mine. There are significant deposits of copper located in the northeastern area of Logar province in Mohammad Agha district near the village of Mes Aynak. This is also the site of an ancient settlement that has great archeological value. Reportedly the site is the world's second largest copper deposit.

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- Embassy of Afghanistan

News and Views . AYNAK COPPER MINE PREDICTED TO CREATE 8,000 DIRECT JOBS ONCE LANDMINES ARE CLEARED 27 August, 2009 - The Aynak Copper deposit in Logar, was discovered in 1974 and is estimated to contain 11.3 million tons of copper. Once the landmine clearance is completed and the mine can be developed, it is expected to provide a much …

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Mes Aynak – Afghanistan - Sacred Land

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins.

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Mes Aynak - Wikipedia

Mes Aynak (Pashto/Persian: مس عينک, meaning "little source of copper"), also called Mis Ainak or Mis-e-Ainak, is a site 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, located in a barren region of Logar Province.Mes Aynak contains Afghanistan's …

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Mes Aynak | Ministry of Mines

Mes Aynak is a site 40 km southeast of Kabul, located in a barren region of Logar Province. The site contains the world's second largest copper deposit which looms as major revenue source for Afghanistan. The Aynak is also a vast complex of over twenty ruin locations, including numerous 5t h-6t h century Buddhist monasteries, as fortress and ...