1044 GMT December 04, 2021
Vajihollah Ja’fari made the remarks during the opening of the Darreh-Ashki mine and new acid-washing and casting facilities at the complex, imidro.gov.ir reported.
“The Mouteh complex would provide other units in the country with a new model for gold processing,” said Ja’fari, hailing the mining complex’s “efforts regarding environmental protection.”
“The ecosystem issues need to be prioritized, regardless of initial costs, when running the new mines in the country, as they have significant effects on human’s living environment,” Ja’fari said.
Alireza Talari, the managing director of the mining complex, in April said Darreh-Ashki would be the third active mine of the complex, taking the gold reserves of the complex to 3,000 tons.
The provinces of Tehran, Isfahan, Khorasan Razavi and East Azarbaijan are the major gold producing hubs in the country.