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The Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced the locations of valuable mining sites containing solid minerals, available for purchase at the August auction, reports inbusiness.kz. The list includes 23 deposits with precise coordinates, starting prices, and potential extraction methods, both underground and surface.

The initial price for most sites is set at 1.846 million tenge, with higher prices for precious metal deposits. For example, the Betbastau site, rich in gold and silver, starts at 3.072 million tenge, while the Myshtobe gold ore deposit begins at 2.7 million tenge. The most expensive lot is the Alpys site in Pavlodar region, with a minimum price of 25.2 million tenge, containing copper, barite, zinc, cadmium, and lead along with gold and silver.

Buyers of Myshtobe, Esymzhal, and Pervomaiskoye must address previous environmental impacts, while new owners of Alpys and Zhalair will need to implement comprehensive water protection measures. If a site is within buffer zones of populated areas, extraction will be limited to underground methods.