• Chinese Company, Taliban Battle Over Afghan Site | Al ...

    Jul 11, 2015· Massive copper mine at Mes Aynak in Logar province could destroy antiquities site and displace villagers. July 11, 2015 5:00AM ET. by Ben Piven benpiven. The wind sweeps over the barren hillsides of Logar province just 25 miles southeast of Kabul, blowing dust over unearthed sections of the ruins of Mes Aynak. A young archaeologist takes a ...

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  • Mes Aynak: China to destroy ancient Buddhist city to mine ...

    Feb 01, 2017· According to the film “Saving Mes Aynak,” Metallurgical Group Corp. (MCC) and Jiangxi Copper are in the initial stages of building an openpit copper mine 25 miles southeast of …

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

    Nov 15, 2010· Mes Aynak's religious sites and copper deposits have been bound together for centuries — 'mes' means 'copper' in the local Dari language. Throughout the …

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  • Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces ...

    May 31, 2013· Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it …

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  • 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 southeast of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.. Mes Aynak, meaning small copper deposit in Dari, one of Afghanistan’s official languages, is huge – estimates indicate it ...

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  • Is Time Running Out for the 5,000yearold Mes Aynak ...

    According to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, the site is also home to the world's secondlargest copper deposit, reportedly representing estimated reserves of some million tonnes of highgrade copper ore (Mes Aynak means “little source of copper” in Pashto), and two stateowned Chinese mining giants, Metallurgical Group ...

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  • Mes Aynak: Chinese copper mine disrupted by corruption charge

    Apr 06, 2017· Shen Heting, the former general manager of the stateowned China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), in 2007 signed a 30year lease to build a openpit copper mine in a place called Mes Aynak.

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  • 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.

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  • Mineral Resource Tenders and Mining Infrastructure ...

    Mineral Resource Tenders and Mining Infrastructure Development. Part II: Case Study: The Aynak Copper Deposit, Afghanistan 5. Overview 38 6. The Context 43. Challenges to Sector Development 43 The Aynak Copper Deposit 44 Transparency and AntiCorruption Measures 47 Regulatory, Cultural, and Social Issues at Aynak 48. 7. The Process 54

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  • Mes Aynak | Railways of Afghanistan

    The April 2008 contract 1 between the Afghan government and the MCCJianxi Copper Consortium (also known as MCCJCL Aynak Minerals Company 2) for the construction of the copper mine at Mes Aynak has been leaked, 3 enabling us to see what it really says about the proposed railway project.. Mes Aynak (meaning “little copper well” or similar) is in Logar province, around 35 km south of Kabul.

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  • Saving Mes Aynak

    Saving Mes Aynakfollows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000yearold archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese stateowned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest 100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins.

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  • Rescuing Mes Aynak

    Mes Aynak’s landscape is completely deforested today, and it’s possible that ancient copper smelting played a role in the area’s denuding—which in turn may have ended copper production.

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  • Mes Aynak | MetaFilter

    Golden Buddha, Hidden Copper. "Twelve years after the Taliban blew up the worldfamous Bamiyan Buddhas, a Chinese mining firm developing one of the world's largest copper deposits threatens to destroy another of Afghanistan's archeological treasures." Campaign to Save Mes Aynak.

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  • Chinese demands, rebels and Buddhist ruins stall Afghan ...

    Apr 12, 2015· The copper, lying beneath the ruins of an ancient Buddhist city, is one of the world’s largest untapped deposits. But the project at Mes Aynak has been mired in delays since staterun China...

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  • Mes Aynak

    Mes Aynak contains Afghanistan's largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues, stupas and a 40 ha (100 acres) monastery complex. Archaeologists are only beginning to find remnants of an older 5,000yearold Bronze Age site beneath the Buddhist level, including an ancient copper smelter.

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  • China And Afghanistan’s Minerals: Archaeologists Still ...

    Mes Aynak is a 9,800acre archeological site in Afghanistan’s Logar Province. It was once a major city on the ancient Silk Road and is home to structures dating back more than 2,600 years.

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