Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Mine Complex

Open-pit copper-molybdenum deposit located in the Syunik province of Armenia

The Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Mine Complex was originally established in 1958, and is an open-pit copper-molybdenum deposit located in the Syunik province of Armenia.  The pit is mined using conventional mining methods, which is then processed into concentrate at the adjacent processing plant.  The current capital investment programme involves installation of new flotation machines and upgrades to existing equipment, which is expected to increase the recovery rate for copper and molybdenum.

Process flowsheet

 

Logisitics

  • Concentrate is packed in big bags weighing 2.3 tons and is stored at the plant’s warehouse
  • Copper and molybdenum concentrates are loaded on trucks at Agarak and delivered to Yerevan, where concentrates are loaded on trains to be delivered to the port of Poti located in Georgia