YEREVAN, JANUARY 11, ARMENPRESS: The estimated gold reserves in Armenia are around 268 tons, but according to Valery Mejlumian, the chief manager of the Armenian Copper Program (ACP), this figure may go up. The biggest reserves are in Sotk mines, which contains about 97 tons of pure gold. Mines in southern Kajaran have some 40 tons of gold and as much have Shahumian mines. According to researches, Meghradzor mines contain 22 tons of gold.
According to other studies, the estimated reserves of copper amount to 7.4 million tons, of which 4.5 million tons are in Kajaran mines. Molybdenum reserves are estimated at 711,000 tons, of which 600,000 tons are in Kajaran.