ArmInfo. The problem of developing the Amulsar field is politicized. This was stated by the leader of the rock band System of a Down Serj Tankian at a press conference in Yerevan on October 9.
Tankian admitted that he previously he kept in touch with local environmental groups. Meanwhile, according to him, today environmental problems in the republic are for the most part extremely politicized. "If we talk about the Amulsar field, there is a real danger of legal processes and appeals to the Arbitration Court, and certain people are trying to get political dividends from this," he said.
''Yes, I welcome environmental groups, but I do not like that the problem is being politicized. I see that people who have never dealt with environmental issues have suddenly become very active. Of course, you better know what is happening here, but such issues must be considered multilaterally. I can say that the Armenian authorities conduct more in-depth studies of this issue than any other government, even the American one'', Tankian concluded.
It should be noted that Lydian Armenia, which is a subsidiary of the British Lydian International, is developing the Amulsar field. The life of the deposit will be 10 years and 4 months, with an average of 200 thousand ounces of gold planned to be mined annually. Amulsar field is the second largest reserve in Armenia. According to the company, the deposit contains about 73733 kg of gold with an average grade of 0.78 g per ton, as well as 294.367 tons of silver with an average grade 9.29 g per ton.
To note, earlier Serj Tankian opposed the development of the Teghout field in Armenia. As a sign of support for the environmental movement, he wore a ''Save Teghout'' T-shirt at his concerts.