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TienShan 2006
Gold Bearing Deposits of Central Asia
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Zarmitan briefing In the pit
Zarmitan visit.   On Monday 18 September the Tour group visited the Zarmitan deposits which are approximately 2 hours north of Samarkand.   Left:  Mine General Manager (and ex-Chief Geologist) Nuraliev Normurad (second from left) provided a comprehensive, expert geological overview of the deposit, its setting and mineralisation.   Images to right:  The group was then taken to the Zarmitan open pit (above the underground workings) to view the mineralised veins, hosts and associated alteration.
Photographs by Mike Porter

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