Marat Duryan, who heads the Investigation Department of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee has applied for an exploratory license for the Soflou-Lernashen mine field.
Last October Hetq wrote that a company 90% owned by Duryan, Premium Mining, had received geological survey rights for a site in Armenia’s Tavoush Province.
It seems that Duryan has been bitten by the mining bug and wants to expand operations.
The Soflou-Lernashen field is in Syunik Province, in the Sisian area.
Premium Mining estimates it will cost AMD 450 million to explore the site for possible metal extraction.
A public hearing on the company’s plans is scheduled for noon on October 25 at the Sisian Municipality.