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“Black diggers” in Buryatia jade mixed with another mineral

Illegal getters of jade mined rock in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky district, drove there a special technique. However, all in vain, as there is simply no jade, there’s only like him mineral

Checking into the allegations of illegal mining of jade in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky district held East-the Baikal Interdistrict nature protection office of public Prosecutor together with office of public Prosecutor of the Barguzin district, specialists of the Geological Institute of SB RAS and the Buryat branch of Federal state institution “Territorial Fund of geological information on Siberian Federal district”.

As reports a press-service of Prosecutor’s office of Buryatia, in the areas revealed facts of illegal development of mineral resources. Including used special techniques and devices. With its help, according to “black diggers” managed to find and steal the jade.

During the inspection were found and confiscated samples extracted by illegals breed. However, experts have concluded that, in all the studied samples of nephrite is missing. Rock is a tremolite – common rock-forming mineral, prismatic and not twisted-fibrous, like jade, buildings.

Thus, further confirmed the geological studies about the lack of jade in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky districts, – noted in Prosecutor’s office of Buryatia.

Rukovodstvuyutsya the office of mineral resources made a representation to eliminate violations of the law. It shows that inaction on geological study of subsoil and placement of reserves on the state balance sheet contributes to the unauthorized, predatory exploration, extraction and unsustainable use of mineral resources.

However, these violations have been, oddly enough, and a positive effect.

As a result of measures taken by the Department of mineral resources in the Central Siberian district is working on revisions to the existing and potential deposits of jade and nephritogenic promising areas in the Republic.

The information obtained will allow to make decisions regarding inclusion of objects in the licensing program and perform geological exploration of promising areas.

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