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Mes Aynak Copper Mine

Chinese-Led Copper Mining Threatens Afghan Buddhist ...

Dec 23, 2012· The copper at the Mes Aynak mine, just an hour’s drive south of Kabul, is to be extracted under a roughly $3 billion deal signed in 2007 between Afghanistan and China’s Metallurgical Group ...

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Taliban says ok for China to develop huge Afghan copper mine

An Afghan government spokesman dismissed the Taliban's invitation to develop Mes Aynak, which in 2008 was signed over to Metallurgical Group Corporation, a Chinese state-owned enterprise.

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Saving Mes Aynak - Wikipedia

Saving Mes Aynak examines the archaeological site of Mes Aynak. Though 90% of the site has yet to be excavated, it is threatened by a Chinese state-owned mining company. The copper mining planned there would completely demolish the archaeological site, as well as the surrounding mountain range.

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The Fate of Mes Aynak - Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

A Bronze Age copper smelter found at Mes Aynak suggests that there is a 5,000-year-old site beneath the Buddhist site. This ancient level beneath the Buddhist city remains largely unexplored. Some small artifacts have been saved from Mes Aynak and taken to the National Museum in Kabul.

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Mes Aynak – Afghanistan – Sacred Land

If mining is conducted in Mes Aynak, it will destroy the entire historic Buddhist city, including Bronze Age artifacts that are still underground. Mining will also require forced relocation of seven villages around the Aynak Copper Mine, and devastate the watershed of …

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Q&A: Aynak and Mining in Afghanistan - World Bank …

Mes Aynak (“little copper well” in Dari) refers to an archaeological site interpreted to comprise an ancient Buddhist monastic complex, city, devotional temples, ancient copper mining galleries, and hundreds of exceptional sculptures.

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Agreement Signed To Protect Mes Aynak Relics | …

Mes Aynak contains Afghanistan’s largest copper deposit and is 40 km southeast of Kabul in a barren region of Logar province. In addition to the copper deposits, Mes Aynak also contains the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues, stupas and a 40 ha monastery complex.

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Mes Aynak Archaeology - Ministry of Mines and …

Mes Aynak Archaeological site covers an area of 450,000 square meters, encompassing several separate monasteries and commercial area. It appears that Buddhists who began settling the area almost two millennia ago were drawn by the availability of copper.

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Rescuing Mes Aynak - Magazine

Mes Aynak’s landscape is completely deforested today, and it’s possible that ancient copper smelting played a role in the area’s denuding—which in turn may have ended copper production.

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Budas de Mes Aynak - Home | Facebook

SAVING MES AYNAK A story of a race against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine Join our Mailing List Budas de Mes Aynak shared Saving Mes Aynak 's photo .

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The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 2/2) - Fair Observer

Calhoun: How has the planned drawdown in US troops affected plans to excavate the site and mine copper? Has this created hesitancy on the part of the Chinese to remain at Mes Aynak? Huffman : MCC is a government-owned entity in China and they receive all their orders from Beijing — they are quite powerful.

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Saving Mes Aynak

SAVING MES AYNAK A race against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine Buy the Special Edition DVD Watch On VOD In Afghanistan? Watch for Free!

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Saving Buddhist statues: Afghanistan’s big dig | Al ...

For all the challenges facing archaeologists at the Mes Aynak site, they said the copper-mining contract has presented a unique opportunity. Even though Mes Aynak was first identified by archaeologists in 1963, it wasn’t until the Chinese deal came into the picture that excavation began.

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Mes Aynak, AFGHANISTAN - ARCH International

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 …

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geologists believe IS the world's second largest undeveloped copper deposit at Aynak In Logar Province, 35 kilometers southeast of Kabul.2 In 2011 ... by dispatching state-owned energy and mining ...

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5,000-Year-Old Afghan Historic Site Under Threat From ...

A view of the ancient temple at the Mes Aynak site in Afghanistan. China and Afghanistan remain deadlocked over a stalled $3 billion copper mine project five …

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Mes Aynak: China to destroy ancient Buddhist city to mine ...

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 25 miles southeast of Kabul. The location ...

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Mes Aynak Turned Into Copper Mine - Business Insider

Flickr/U.S. Embassy Kabul Mes Aynak is a 2,600-year-old Buddhist site in Logar province, Afghanistan, that is home to both an ancient archaeological site and one of the largest copper deposits in ...

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Mes Aynak: Chinese copper mine disrupted by ... - CNBC

Watch video· A controversial Chinese copper mine in Afghanistan has run into complications after the executive leading the $3 billion project was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption. Shen ...

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Video — Saving Mes Aynak

The Official Saving Mes Aynak Trailer. The award-winning film SAVING MES AYNAK follows archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist archeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by a Chinese State-owned mining company, who plan to destroy Mes Aynak to mine for $100 billion worth of copper.

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Saving Mes Aynak (@SavingMesAynak) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Saving Mes Aynak (@SavingMesAynak). A documentary about the fight to save Mes Aynak, a 5,000-year-old #Buddhist site in #Afghanistan threatened by a copper mine. Directed by @Brent_Huffman #NoDAPL. Mes Aynak, Afghanistan

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Mes Aynak highlights Afghanistan's dilemma over …

The ruins of Mes Aynak straddle a copper deposit so rich that many of the rocks are brilliant green with oxidised ore from a seam of metal first exploited 5,000 years ago.

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Mess Aynak Copprer Project - Ministry of Mines and …

Mes Aynak is a site 40 km southeast of Kabul, located in a barren region of Logar Province. The site contains the world’s second largest copper deposit which looms as major revenue source for Afghanistan.

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

The Film - The Buddhas of Mes Aynak A documentary by Brent E. Huffman. The Buddhas of Mes Aynak is the story of a race against time. This documentary follows an international team of archaeologists as they fight to save a 2,600-year-old Buddhist city in volatile Logar province, Afghanistan.

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China, Copper, and Conservation at Mes Aynak

The Chinese are usually cast as the heavies in these sorts of scenarios and saving Mes Aynak from destruction “by a Chinese copper mining company chasing corporate profits” is the hook for the ...

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Saving Mes Aynak - Home | Facebook

This is very BAD news for Mes Aynak and for Afghanistan - the ancient Buddhist city needs to be SAVED and preserved, not DESTROYED and moved for copper mining that will permanently pollute the area and water supply.

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Copper load of this! Company digging mine in …

Mes Aynak's religious sites and copper deposits have been bound together for centuries — 'mes' means 'copper' in the local Dari language. Throughout the site's history, artisanal miners have dug ...

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China’s MCC turns back on US$3b Mes Aynak Afghanistan mine ...

The company wanted to renege on building a railway, power plant and processing factory, as stipulated in its deal to mine at Mes Aynak, site of one of the world's biggest copper …

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Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure …

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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Prevent destruction of ancient site of Mes Aynak and …

In November 2007 the Afghan government granted a 30-year lease for the Mes Aynak copper mine to the China Metallurgical Group (MCC). The hope is that this mine could become a significant source of revenue for a country that is emerging from three decades of conflict and trying to stand on its own feet.

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