Visit of Sarigoni Gold mine during 7th Meeting of Mining Expert of ECO Member States
Geological Survey of Iran (GSI) is organizing the 7th Meeting of Mining Expert of ECO Member States, during 5th- 7th August, 2018 in Sanandaj. Completed ECO Member States Projects by GSI are technical assessment of geodatabase, mineral distribution and tectonics (ECO-SHARP) of ECO Member States
It is worth to mention that GSI have been involved in various ECO Member States projects such as evaluation of sedimentary Copper reserves, spiral tectonics, geological risk factors in getting cardiovascular disease, geodynamic map and crust stress of ECO Member States, Joint program of Iran and Azerbaijan about tectonic and mineral map of Iran and Azerbaijan. Proposal of joint program between Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey was submitted to the ECO secretariat for reviewing.
Additionally, two new projects about exploration of precious and industrial minerals at desert by geochemical methods and landslide risk zones will be under review.
Schedule of 7th Meeting of Mining Expert of ECO Member States includes mining visit of Sarigoni Gold mine at Qorveh, technical session at Jahangardi Hotel of Sanandaj with participation of director of Industry, Mine & Trade of Kordestan Province and local official authorities, presenting reports and proposed projects and visiting Angouran Lead and Zinc Mining Complex in Zanjan Province.
Sarigoni Gold mine contains 8.14 million tons ore reserves and grade is 24.1. Validity of operation license is seven years and annually two million tons is extracted.
Activities of this mine are as a result of successful joint cooperation between Iran and Kazhakistan. This mine complex has 296 staff that 187 of them are Iranian. Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was stablished by Iran, Turkey and Pakistan at 1964. During 1993, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazhakistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan was joined to this organization. It is generally acknowledged that ECO includes 10 members and covers 330 million and 8620697 square Kilometer.
Meeting of Mining Expert of ECO hold every two years by member state and organizer of last two meetings was GSI as representative of Iran.