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The mineral wealth of the Tethyan volcanic belts


In the short and medium term, gold and copper mining in the volcanic belts of the Tethyan Mediterranean Basin, as well as in the Pacific ore belt, will grow against the positive dynamics of world prices for these metals, the increasing financial backing of prospecting, and large investments in the construction of new mines. Mining companies are paying increasingly greater attention to countries with several large deposits that have been discovered, explored, and prepared for development, and whose commissioning is hindered only by the environmental factor. The total potential of gold and copper mining in the Tethyan volcanic belts could increase by 1.5–2 times in the near future.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Volkov, A.A. Sidorov, 2014, published in Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2014, Vol. 84, No. 4, pp. 326–334.

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Volkov, A.V., Sidorov, A.A. The mineral wealth of the Tethyan volcanic belts. Her. Russ. Acad. Sci. 84, 115–123 (2014).

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  • Pyrite
  • Gold Deposit
  • Volcanic Belt
  • Porphyry Copper
  • Silver Deposit