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Gold production target in Azerbaijan revealed

Gold production target in Azerbaijan revealed
Anglo-Asian Mining Plc. forecasts production equal to 64-72 thousand ounce of gold in Gadabay

Baku. 18 April. REPORT.AZ/ British company Anglo-Asian Mining Plc. producer of gold, silver and copper in Azerbaijan forecasts production equal to 64-72 thousand ounce of gold in Gadabay district in 2017.

Report informs referring to company’s website.

The company projects to produce 52-58 thousand ounces of gold this year. 2000-2400 tons of copper production in Gadabay is also expected for this year.

The company produced 11 078 ounce of gold in first quarter of this year.

In reporting period, the company produced 39 369 ounce of silver, 606 tons of copper. 8 283 ounce of gold bullions were sold for 1 220 USD/ounce.

Notably, production of gold and silver in Azerbaijan is carried out within frame of Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed on August 21, 1997. The agreement envisages production in 6 mines - 1 in Nakhchivan, 2 in Gadabay, 3 in currently under-occupation Kalbajar and Zangilan. Azerbaijan owns 51%, British company Anglo-Asian Mining Plc - 49% of shares according to agreement. Production of first gold started in 2009 in Gadabay. 

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