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A preliminary review of coal exploration activities conducted by the government of Armenia and the coal resource potential of Armenia

Open-File Report 93-681

Prepared in cooperation with the Department of Underground Resources, Republic of Armenia, under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development
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Abstract

A coal resource assessment team from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Armenian Department of Underground Resources (DUR) and elements of the Ministry of Energy and Fuel, has completed an initial visit to Armenia under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development JUSAID). The visit included discussions of the coal resources, identification of problems associated with on-going exploration and development activities, and field visits to selected solid fuel areas. The USGS team will return in November with a draft of the final report for discussion of conclusions and recommendations with Armenian counterparts, representatives of USAID, and the American Embassy. The final report, which will contain tabulated coal-sample analytical results and detailed recommendations, will be submitted to the USAID by the end of December 1993.

Preliminary conclusions are that: 1) Armenia has usable deposits of coal that could form a viable, though relatively small, component of Armenia's energy budget; 2) on-going exploration and development activities must be augmented and expedited to increase understanding of the coal resource potential and subsequent utilization; 3) deficiencies in supplies (primarily fuel) and equipment (replacement of aging parts and units) have greatly reduced the gathering of necessary resource data; and 4) training of Armenian counterparts in conducting and managing coal exploration activities is desirable.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A preliminary review of coal exploration activities conducted by the government of Armenia and the coal resource potential of Armenia
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
93-681
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
i, 17 p.
Country:
Armenia