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Afghanistan Ready to Re-Tender Huge Chinese Mining Concession

Jan 27, 2021  Mes Aynak, one of the world’s biggest untapped copper sources with an estimated 5.5 million metric tons of high-grade metal, has been plagued by allegations of corruption and collusion between ...

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

QA: Aynak and Mining in Afghanistan - World Bank Group

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

Minerals in Afghanistan

Aynak is a world-class copper deposit which, but for the upheavals of the last 25 years in Afghanistan, would surely have become an operating mine. Its main features are: world-class stratabound ore deposit (240 Mt at 2.3 % Cu)

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.

Copper Reserves in Afghanistan Afghanistan mineral and ...

Central Aynak: A field survey of central Aynak Mine in 1995 proved the existence of 140 million tonnes of copper ore, which contained 2.5 percentof copper. Southern Aynak : Another field survey of southern Aynak Mine in 1995 estimated the existence of 50 million tonnes of copper ore with0.9 to 1.6 percent of copper.

Aynak Copper Afghanistan mineral and extractive ...

Aug 31, 2014  KABUL (): Presenting its much-awaited report on the vital Aynak mine project on Tuesday, the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) report discusses the opportunities‐challenges in the prevailing conditions the country and its people will face as a result of the Aynak mining project.The report said the challenges that would arise as a result of beginning to invest in

Mes Aynak Ministry of Mines

In 2008 MJAM-MCC a Chinese company was awarded a contract to recover the copper resources for the government of Afghanistan. It is a major project for Afghanistan in terms of employment, training, revenue and infrastructure development. The province of Logar, located approximately 30 km south-south-east of Kabul, is the home to Mes Aynak.

Minerals in Afghanistan

Aynak is a world-class copper deposit which, but for the upheavals of the last 25 years in Afghanistan, would surely have become an operating mine. Its main features are: world-class stratabound ore deposit (240 Mt at 2.3 % Cu)

Dozens die in clashes across Afghanistan as US struggles ...

Apr 22, 2020  Eight security force members were killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint at the Mes Aynak Copper Mine in eastern Logar province on Tuesday evening, Abdul Qadeer Mutfi, a

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.

Mes Aynak highlights Afghanistan's dilemma over protecting ...

May 23, 2013  The ruins of Mes Aynak straddle a copper deposit so rich that many of the rocks are brilliant green with oxidised ore from a seam of metal first exploited 5,000 years ago.

Aynak Copper Afghanistan mineral and extractive ...

Aug 31, 2014  KABUL (): Presenting its much-awaited report on the vital Aynak mine project on Tuesday, the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) report discusses the opportunities‐challenges in the prevailing conditions the country and its people will face as a result of the Aynak mining project.The report said the challenges that would arise as a result of beginning to invest in these unexploited

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.

» Brent Huffman: Mes Aynak Update

Apr 23, 2020  Field archaeology is dangerous. In Afghanistan, it can be incredibly dangerous. A Taliban attack on April 21, 2020 at the checkpoint at the Mes Aynak archaeological site and copper mine killed eight Afghan security personnel. Around the country Taliban attacks on Afghan forces and civilians have stepped up in an attempt to push back against the government's calls for a ceasefire.

Afghanistan wanted Chinese mining investment. It got a ...

Feb 10, 2021  Haroon Chakhansuri, the minister of mines and petroleum, told Foreign Policy that if the copper project at Mes Aynak was not reframed in “mutually agreed terms” the contract would be retendered. Afghanistan is opening its extractive sector to other countries, he said, citing a memorandum of understanding written on Sept. 10, 2020, with ...

Govt To Decide On Mes Aynak Project Soon: Nehan TOLOnews

Ainak mine in Logar is the biggest copper mine in Afghanistan that has attracted a lot of foreign investment. Aynak copper deposit is considered one of the biggest economic projects of Afghanistan with an estimated resource of 14 million tons. The Global Witness' report "Copper Bottomed? Bolstering the Aynak contract" released this week ...

Mes Aynak: How the Historic Buddhist Has Eluded ...

Feb 06, 2020  Mes Aynak’s priceless treasures also include some of the oldest manuscripts and oil-paint murals ever discovered. Everything was set to be destroyed by this copper mine—the proposed dynamiting echoing the Taliban’s 2001 destruction of the giant Buddhas at Bamiyan. Then there is the environmental devastation from open-pit copper mining.

Cultural Heritage and Extractive Mining in Afghanistan ...

May 07, 2016  The video explores the Afghan authorities’ work at Mes Aynak - the world's 2nd largest copper deposit and, a hugely important archaeological site - and UNESCO / DAFA’ s new activities in ...

China’s MCC turns back on US$3b Mes Aynak Afghanistan mine ...

Mar 20, 2014  As MCC seeks to shelve much of the Mes Aynak deal, it also threatens a US$10.8 billion deal with an India-backed consortium to mine iron ore in the central highlands of Bamiyan province.

China’s epic fail in Afghanistan - FreightWaves

Jan 15, 2018  The Mes Aynak ore deposit is estimated to hold reserves worth $88B: the mining lease is China’s largest investment in Afghanistan, and Afghanistan’s largest foreign investment in the country’s history. The Mes Aynak ore is supposed to be high grade, at 2.3% copper, at a time when the average purity of copper ore being mined is less than 1%.

Mes Aynak highlights Afghanistan's dilemma over protecting ...

May 23, 2013  The ruins of Mes Aynak straddle a copper deposit so rich that many of the rocks are brilliant green with oxidised ore from a seam of metal first exploited 5,000 years ago.

Reviving Commercial Development of Afghanistan’s Aynak ...

While other, smaller mineral resources are being rampantly looted, Afghanistan’s large Aynak copper deposit—worth upward $50 billion—has languished unexploited despite being contracted to a Chinese consortium nearly a decade ago. This Peace Brief seeks to understand what went wrong and explores options for breaking out of the current impasse.

Project to exploit Afghanistan’s giant copper deposit ...

Apr 16, 2018  About ten years ago, Chinese firms signed contracts to mine one of the world’s largest untouched copper deposits here, in a sparsely populated part of Logar province that feels remote despite being only 40 kilometres south-east of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.. Mes Aynak, meaning small copper deposit in Dari, one of Afghanistan’s official languages, is huge –

Afghanistan wanted Chinese mining investment. It got a ...

Feb 10, 2021  Haroon Chakhansuri, the minister of mines and petroleum, told Foreign Policy that if the copper project at Mes Aynak was not reframed in “mutually agreed terms” the contract would be retendered. Afghanistan is opening its extractive sector to other countries, he said, citing a memorandum of understanding written on Sept. 10, 2020, with ...

Taliban says ok for China to develop huge Afghan copper mine

The 30-year agreement between Afghanistan and China allows Metallurgical Group Corporation to access Mes Aynak, but the project has been stalled

Govt To Decide On Mes Aynak Project Soon: Nehan TOLOnews

Ainak mine in Logar is the biggest copper mine in Afghanistan that has attracted a lot of foreign investment. Aynak copper deposit is considered one of the biggest economic projects of Afghanistan with an estimated resource of 14 million tons. The Global Witness' report "Copper Bottomed? Bolstering the Aynak contract" released this week ...

China’s epic fail in Afghanistan - FreightWaves

Jan 15, 2018  The Mes Aynak ore deposit is estimated to hold reserves worth $88B: the mining lease is China’s largest investment in Afghanistan, and Afghanistan’s largest foreign investment in the country’s history. The Mes Aynak ore is supposed to be high grade, at 2.3% copper, at a time when the average purity of copper ore being mined is less than 1%.

Afghanistan should leave its copper in the ground to avoid ...

Jun 15, 2015  Other Taliban were more pragmatic and insisted on a financial cut when the mine commenced operations. Aynak is symbolic of Afghanistan’s declining fortunes since the 2001 fall of the Taliban and ...

Copper and Peace: Afghanistan’s China dilemma ...

Jul 11, 2015  Together with the iron mine of Hajigak (4), the Ainak copper deposit is one of two major mining projects that are supposed to generate domestic revenues from Afghanistan’s immense mineral resources. These resources have been estimated by the US government’s Geological Survey (USGS) in 2010 at a value of 908 billion US dollars. They include ...

Home Ministry of Mines

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. The long-term goals of the ministry are efficient management of natural resources creating job opportunities development of national economy, and encouragement of private sector investments in minerals and hydrocarbons extraction to maximize the income and reinforce the national revenue.

» Mes Aynak: Corruption, Copper and a Nation’s Heritage

A joint publication by the Afghanistan Geological Survey and British Geological Survey in 2005 interpreted the Soviet-era geological data on Mes Aynak that was archived in the Afghanistan Geological Survey, declaring it to be “one of the largest unworked copper deposits in the world.”

(PDF) Formation of the giant Aynak copper deposit ...

Aynak is the largest known copper deposit in Afghanistan, with indicated resources of 240 Mt grading 2.3% Cu placing it in the ‘giant’ category.

Copper load of this! Company digging mine in Afghanistan ...

Nov 15, 2010  Around 1,500 Afghan police guard the mine site and the road. Mes Aynak's religious sites and copper deposits have been bound together for centuries — 'mes' means 'copper' in the local Dari language.

Afghanistan (Part Two): The Saudi Arabia of Lithium

Afghans had hoped to see $1-billion in annual revenue and at least 8,500 direct jobs and 30,000 indirect jobs from the mining sector by 2017, comprising the Mes Aynak copper mine