Murod Jumazoda, Chairman of the Main Geology Directorate under the Government of Tajikistan, noted that the State Reserve Commission had estimated the Akjilga deposit’s possible reserves of silver at 204.92 tons.
According to experts, one ton of the Akjilga deposit’s ore contains 640 grams of silver, while one ton of the Koni Mansouri Kalon (Big Koni Mansour silver field in northern Tajikistan) deposit’s ore contains around 50 grams of silver.
The State Reserve Commission has reportedly approved the possible reserves of the Akjilga deposit based on data of the preliminary geological survey.
Under the S1 category, the reserves of Akjilga deposit are estimated at 113.14 tons and one ton of its ore contains 791 grams of silver, while under the S2 category, the reserves of the Akjilga deposit are estimated at 93.34 tons and one ton of its ore contain 488 grams of silver.
Development of the Akjilga deposit is expected to take 12 1/2 years.
The Akjilga silver deposit is located near the settlement of Alichour in the Murgab district of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region. (Asia-Plus/Business World Magazine)