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Kazakhstan to cooperate with India in energy and defence

During a visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kazakhstan, the two countries signed a number of new agreements in energy and defence.

Kazakhstan to cooperate with India in energy and defence
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Russian Polymetal to invest $640 million into Kazakhstani Kyzyl gold mine

Russian gold mining company Polymetal plans to invest up to $640 million into Kazakhstani gold mine Kyzyl.

Russian Polymetal to invest $640 million into Kazakhstani Kyzyl gold mine
Kazakhstan to add on 12 million tons in complex ore deposits by 2019
Kazakhstan to add on 12 million tons in complex ore deposits by 2019

It is expected that state-run geological exploration project will yield 12 million tons of complex ore in Kazakhstan in five years.

Kazakhstan to add on 12 million tons in complex ore deposits by 2019
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Kazakhstan to value national parks over mineral resources: Baigarin

Kazakhstan National Geographic Association urges to protect 30% of Kazakhstani land from economic activity.

Kazakhstan to value national parks over mineral resources: Baigarin
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Kazakhstan approves new geological exploration program

Kazakhstan's geological exploration will focus on precious metals, especially gold, rare earth metals and copper.

Kazakhstan approves new geological exploration program
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Development of coal bed methane in Karaganda - way to supply gas to Kazakhstan's center

Officials gathered in Astana to discuss production of methane from Karaganda coal basin.

Development of coal bed methane in Karaganda - way to supply gas to Kazakhstan's center
Uranium ore. ©kazatomprom.kz
Kazakhstan leads in uranium production

Kazakhstan produced 21,317 tons of uranium in 2012. It is Number One in the world by uranium production and Number Two by uranium deposits.

Kazakhstan leads in uranium production
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Kazakhstan vanadium deposit among world's top 5 largest

The vanadium deposit in Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda oblast can cover 10 percent of the global vanadium market.

Kazakhstan vanadium deposit among world's top 5 largest
Russian city awaits potash boom but outlook fragile
Russian city awaits potash boom but outlook fragile

At first sight, Berezniki looks a typically bland provincial Russian outpost with its decrepit housing blocks and factory chimneys.

Russian city awaits potash boom but outlook fragile
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Moon may harbour alien minerals: study

Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite's innards exposed by such impacts.

Moon may harbour alien minerals: study
Barley seeds untreated (left) and treated (right) with microorganisms
Kazakhstan biologists find replacement for chemical fertilizers

Kazakhstan scientists are developing biological products based on soil microorganisms stimulating growth of plants.

Kazakhstan biologists find replacement for chemical fertilizers
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Kazakhstan may run out of uranium in 60 years

Kazakhstan has uranium reserves for 60-70 years at maximum production level and 80-90 years at current production without replenishment.

Kazakhstan may run out of uranium in 60 years
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Japan, Kazakhstan agree resources investment deal

Japan and Kazakhstan have agreed rules on foreign investment, as Tokyo looks to shore up minerals and energy to feed its resource-hungry industry.

Japan, Kazakhstan agree resources investment deal
Workers carry salt to load it in a supply truck. ©REUTERS
Japan, India to cooperate on rare earth production

Japan has signed a memorandum of understanding with India to promote joint production of rare earth minerals, a move which will help reduce its reliance on China which controls most of the world's supply.

Japan, India to cooperate on rare earth production
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Kazakhstan mulls to restore geological research

Kazakhstan Minister of Industry and New Technologies talked about the measures to revive geological research to be taken until 2030.

Kazakhstan mulls to restore geological research
Asset Issekeshev. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan has proven reserves of copper and polymetals for another 10-15 years

Our situation is worst with copper and polymetals: the proven reserves of non-ferrous metals will support the industry for another 10-15 years only: Issekeshev.

Kazakhstan has proven reserves of copper and polymetals for another 10-15 years
Kashagan hydrocarbons field. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan government updated strategic fields list

Kazakhstan Government has updated the list of the fields of strategic importance.

Kazakhstan government updated strategic fields list
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Kazakhstan to register new Nurnazen mineral

Kazakhstan is applying to the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification for registration of a new mineral called Nurnazen.

Kazakhstan to register new Nurnazen mineral

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