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Discovery of 41 Radioactive Metal Deposits Recorded in Uzbekistan

More than 2,085 deposits of 43 types of minerals have been discovered, more than 86% of them are currently being exploited industrially, Azernews reports, citing Kun.uz News Agency.

In total, the state balance of mineral reserves of the republic includes 2,537 mineral deposits, the head of the Department of the Ministry of Mining Industry and Geology Ilyos Jumayev announced.

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Of the listed mines, 1855 are related to building materials, 296 to hydrocarbons, 128 to mining raw materials, 92 to precious metals, 61 to mining chemical raw materials, 41 to radioactive metals, 31 to semiprecious stones, 20 to non-ferrous and rare metals, 8 to coal and oil shale, and 5 to deposits of ferrous metals.

To date, 101 gold deposits and 3 silver deposits have been accounted for. The main part of these mines is allocated as a raw material base for the Navoi and Almalyk mining and metallurgical combines.

There are 10 copper mines, the main reserves of which belong to the Oliy Ziyo, Sary-Cheku, and Kyzata mines in the Tashkent region.

There are tungsten reserves in 9 fields of Jizzakh, Navoi and Samarkand regions and some of them are developed in a timely manner.

More than 2,085 deposits of 43 types of minerals have been discovered, more than 86% of them are currently being exploited industrially.

 

Source: Azer News

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