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Amulsar mine and vague future of Jermuk according to Lydian

Amulsar mine and vague future of Jermuk according to Lydian

British offshore company Lydian International Limited registered at Toronto Stock Exchange plans to exploit gold mine in Amulsar. For years it didn’t include Jermuk town as an area affected by the project. However, in May…
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Response to the “compromised” version of Kaghtsrashen project

Response to the “compromised” version of Kaghtsrashen project

In 2013 World Bank provided Armenia’s government with around 30 million USD on preferential terms for improving its irrigation systems. The loan is to be repaid within 25 years. Within this loan the government decided…
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In 2014-2015 tailings of Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) polluted Syunik community as a result of 13 accidents

In 2014-2015 tailings of Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) polluted Syunik community as a result of 13 accidents

The original article can be found on the website of Ecolur (Environmental News Agency) In 2014-2015 13 accidents of Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) tailing pipes resulted into tailings polluting the Syunik community, as…
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Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Amulsar Gold Mining by Lydian International

Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Amulsar Gold Mining by Lydian International

Lydian International Limited company is a mineral exploration and development corporation registered in an offshore zone namely in Jersey, Channel Islands. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and it owns a mining…
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Exploitation of gold mine in Amulsar will result in dangerous reactive waters flowing into Sevan lake – Dr. Armen Saghatelyan

Doctor in Geological Sciences, Director of Ecological-Noosphere Research Center Armen Saghatelyan made important observations about mining in an interview to 1in.am website. He particularly mentioned that by permitting exploitation of gold mine in Amulsar Armenian…
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Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Kaghtsrashen Irrigation Project

Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Kaghtsrashen Irrigation Project

In 2013 World Bank provided around 30 million USD as a loan to Republic of Armenia for improving its irrigation systems. The loan was provided under the condition to repay it within 30 years. The…
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Another Illegal Mining in Armenia: this time by a German company

Another Illegal Mining in Armenia: this time by a German company

The Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civic initiative’s video shooting in the area of Artsvanik tailing dump owned by Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine Closed Joint Stock Company (ZCMC) showed once again that the wastewater from the…
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2015 Results of the Towards Eco-Community Program

2015 Results of the Towards Eco-Community Program. 36 beehives out of the 42 we provided are operating well and the new Lichk beekeepers were able to harvest 132 kg of honey this year. One participant’s…
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Amulsar: Expert Opinions, Analysis and Articles

Amulsar: Expert Opinions, Analysis and Articles

Here you can become familiar with various expert opinions, analysis, articles and videos regarding the Amulsar gold mine published during different time periods. The list will be updated regularly by us and will include materials…
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Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?

It is indisputable that different aspects of the mountaintop mining industry, especially the production and processing of useful metal mining, cause irrevocable damage to nature and human health, thus differing essentially from other types of…
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