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  • Project to exploit Afghanistan’s giant copper deposit ,
    Project to exploit Afghanistan’s giant copper deposit ,

    Chinese plans to tap into Afghanistan’s copper wealth have stalled, leaving locals in the lurch, writes Franz J Marty View over a part of the mining area in Mes Aynak, with camps and men from the Afghan Public Protection Force visible (Image: Franz J Marty) All was quiet at Mes Aynak during a .

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  • Mes Aynak: Corruption, Copper and a Nation’s Heritage
    Mes Aynak: Corruption, Copper and a Nation’s Heritage

    Mes Aynak, Seated Buddha Photo Brent Huffman, "Saving Mes Aynak" Archeologists have uncovered countless priceless artefacts at an ancient Buddhist settlement south of Kabul: an ancient copper mine, a series of monasteries, and homes or workshops

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  • Mes Aynak: China to destroy ancient Buddhist city to mine ,
    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 open-pit copper mine ,

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  • Campaign to Save Mes Aynak - YouTube
    Campaign to Save Mes Aynak - YouTube

    Feb 03, 2012· The Alliance for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage ("ARCH") International, Inc is laying the groundwork for a major public campaign to prevent the decimation of ancient Buddhist temples and Bronze Age metal foundries at Mes Aynak, a major site on the ancient Silk Road that is endangered by a current plan to mine copper ,

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

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  • Mes Aynak: Chinese copper mine disrupted by , - CNBC
    Mes Aynak: Chinese copper mine disrupted by , - CNBC

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

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  • Saving Mes Aynak | Asia | Al Jazeera
    Saving Mes Aynak | Asia | Al Jazeera

    Ironically, Mes Aynak was also one of the earliest known copper mining centres in the world - where the precious material was mined and smelted using ancient technology used in coin production and .

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  • (PDF) Mes Aynak | Bashir Ahmad Rustaqi and Jean-Baptiste ,
    (PDF) Mes Aynak | Bashir Ahmad Rustaqi and Jean-Baptiste ,

    The Buddha is seated in meditation posture on a lotus seat 1 2 1 3 The Buddhist monasteries and settlement at the Mes Aynak copper mine, Logar Province by Nicolas Engel, DAFA The Mes Aynak site was first explored in 1963 G Fussman and M Le Berre ,

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  • Afghanistan- Pieces Of Buddhist Manuscript Discovered in ,
    Afghanistan- Pieces Of Buddhist Manuscript Discovered in ,

    bark were discovered on a hillside a few years ago in Mes Aynak—Afghanistan's largest copper deposit located in southeast of Kabul in a barren region of , for the copper mine to China .

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  • Is Time Running Out for the 5,000-year-old Mes Aynak ,
    Is Time Running Out for the 5,000-year-old Mes Aynak ,

    According to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, the site is also home to the world's second-largest copper deposit, reportedly representing estimated reserves of some 55 million tonnes of high-grade copper ore (Mes Aynak means “little source of copper” in Pashto), and two state-owned Chinese mining giants, Metallurgical Group .

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  • China’s epic fail in Afghanistan - FreightWaves
    China’s epic fail in Afghanistan - FreightWaves

    The Mes Aynak ore deposit is estimated to hold reserves worth $88B: the mining lease is China’s largest investment in Afghanistan, and Afghanistan’s largest foreign investment in the country’s history The Mes Aynak ore is supposed to be high grade, at 23% copper, at a time when the average purity of copper ore being mined is less than 1%

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  • Ancient site needs saving not destroying - CNN
    Ancient site needs saving not destroying - CNN

    Sep 22, 2012· Many mining experts have told me the toxic pollution from the mine will likely turn Mes Aynak into a site so toxic that in the future people will be advised against even setting foot on the ground

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  • Why the Americans Shouldn’t Dig for Coal in Afghanistan ,
    Why the Americans Shouldn’t Dig for Coal in Afghanistan ,

    Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan , the reason the Mes Aynak copper mine remains on paper is American meddling , While the Taliban has pledged to not attack TAPI or Mes .

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  • #1 Mes Aynak : Largest Copper Deposit, Cultural Heritage ,
    #1 Mes Aynak : Largest Copper Deposit, Cultural Heritage ,

    Mes Aynak Mes Aynak: Mes Aynak contains Largest Copper Deposit and Unique & Vast Culture of Afghanistan Mes Aynak also called MisAinak is a site 40 km southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan

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

    May 31, 2013· Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed William Dalrymple .

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  • Rescuing Mes Aynak: Buddhist Afghanistan - Blogger
    Rescuing Mes Aynak: Buddhist Afghanistan - Blogger

    The name of this place is understated: Mes Aynak, “little copper well” There is nothing little about Mes Aynak In 2007 the Beijing-based China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), leading a state-backed consortium, won rights to extract the copper here on a 30-year lease

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  • A Victory for Archaeologists Fighting to Protect Mes Aynak ,
    A Victory for Archaeologists Fighting to Protect Mes Aynak ,

    Jun 10, 2013· Back in April we told you about a 5,000 year-old settlement in Afghanistan called Mes Aynak, facing destruction by a Chinese mining company who were drooling at the prospect of exploiting its rich copper reserves worth an estimated 100 billion dollars and set to become the world’s biggest copper mine The contract between Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Chinese state-owned China .

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  • Taliban says ok for China to develop huge Afghan copper mine
    Taliban says ok for China to develop huge Afghan copper mine

    Dec 16, 2016· Image of the Mes Aynak site, from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan A promise by the Taliban to safeguard the world’s second largest untapped copper deposit is being downplayed by the sitting government of Afghanistan

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  • Mes Aynak – Afghanistan – Sacred Land
    Mes Aynak – Afghanistan – Sacred Land

    About Mes Aynak is a 5000-year old Buddhist city, one of the most important archeological finds in all of Central Asia A sprawling complex of stupas, temples, residential areas, markets and a fortress, it sits on top of even older remains of ancient mining and trading villag

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  • Part I Aynak Information Pakage - bgsacuk
    Part I Aynak Information Pakage - bgsacuk

    mining sector and ranks the Aynak Copper Deposit as one of its highest priorities for encouraging inward investment Accordingly a new Minerals Law has been promulgated and the Ministry of Mines and Industries (MMI) is currently setting up Mining Cadastre and Mines ,

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  • Archaeological Dig Resumes at Mes Aynak | TOLOnews
    Archaeological Dig Resumes at Mes Aynak | TOLOnews

    The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has started the third round of archeological excavations at Mes Aynak copper mine in Logar province More than 4,000 relics have been recovered from the sites in the past nine years, the acting minister of information and culture, Mohammad Rasul Bawari, sa

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  • What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A ,
    What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A ,

    Aug 30, 2015· The World Bank — which has been supporting both Mes Aynak's archaeology and the prospective mine with millions of dollars in grants — seems to think both mining ,

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  • Mes Aynak | Environmental Assessment
    Mes Aynak | Environmental Assessment

    In 2008, Afghanistan signed its first large-scale mining contract with Chinese state-backed consortium, China Metallurgical Group Corporation and Jiangxi Copper (MCC‐JCL), to mine the country’s largest-known copper mine in Logar province—the Aynak concession [8] Aynak has the potential to anchor Afghanistan’s “Resource Corridor”

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  • Mes Aynak logar , Copper mine aynak - YouTube
    Mes Aynak logar , Copper mine aynak - YouTube

    Sep 16, 2014· Mes Aynak Summit Logar Province, Afghanistan, Copper Mine (Aynak)

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  • Mines on Your Mind - The Mes Aynak Copper Mine
    Mines on Your Mind - The Mes Aynak Copper Mine

    Mar 13, 2013· Mines on Your Mind - The Mes Aynak Copper Mine In Logar province, Afghanistan, approximately 25 miles south of Kabul lays Mes Aynak, an ancient Buddhist city doomed to vanish forever under a project touted as a magic bullet for the war torn economy of Afghanistan It's ancient streets and buildings pushed aside as rubble for one of the largest .

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  • Mes Aynak or “eye of copper” is a 5,000-year-old ,
    Mes Aynak or “eye of copper” is a 5,000-year-old ,

    Oct 13, 2016· Mes Aynak or “eye of copper” is a site 40 km south-east of Kabul, Afghanistan, located in a barren region of Logar Province The site contains the world’s largest copper deposit, which is a major revenue source for Afghanistan Aynak is of historical, cultural and spiritual importance to .

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  • The Buddhas of Mes Aynak by Brent E Huffman — Kickstarter
    The Buddhas of Mes Aynak by Brent E Huffman — Kickstarter

    Brent E Huffman is raising funds for The Buddhas of Mes Aynak on Kickstarter! Archaeologists from around the world fight to save a 2,600-year-old Buddhist city from imminent destruction by a Chinese copper mine

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  • Saving Mes Aynak
    Saving Mes Aynak

    Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition A Chinese state-owned 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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  • Chinese Company, Taliban Battle Over Afghan Site | Al ,
    Chinese Company, Taliban Battle Over Afghan Site | Al ,

    Jul 11, 2015· Chinese company and Taliban battle over Afghanistan’s underground rich 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 .

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  • Agreement Signed To Protect Mes Aynak Relics | TOLOnews
    Agreement Signed To Protect Mes Aynak Relics | TOLOnews

    An agreement was signed between the Ministries of Mines and Petroleum and Information and Culture on Saturday in Kabul to protect ancient relics at Mes Aynak copper mine According to the agreement, equipment will be taken to the mine in order for archeological excavations to be carried out

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