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Three regions of Kazakhstan plan to begin studying the potential of lithium in 2025. LS was told about this by the Ministry of Industry and Construction.

In response to a request from the editors, the department reported that they want to conduct geological surveys on a scale of 1:50,000 in the East Kazakhstan (Kalba-Narym ore zone), Almaty (Bayankol area) and Kyzylorda regions (Aral sedimentary basin).

As for the amount of funding, the ministry explained that the amount required for research will be known after the development of design estimates in 2024. Source: state budget.

“The study of the subsoil of the three objects is planned to begin in 2025 after drawing up design estimates and with the allocation of government funding,” the ministry summarized.

Previously, the department informed LS that there are seven lithium deposits in the East Kazakhstan region. Thus, according to the ministry, the deposits are located in the Ulansky region. These include the Maralushenskoye tailings dump, the Bakennoye deposit, the Yubileinoye deposit, and the Medvedka deposit (reserve).

Let us recall that in the East Kazakhstan region they want to build a mining and processing plant for the extraction and processing of lithium. The planned investment volume will be $100 million. Presumably, 170 people can get jobs at the enterprise. It is noted that the capacity of the project will be known after geological exploration and approval of reserves.

According to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, up to 100 thousand tons of lithium are stored in the depths of Kazakhstan, which require serious investments.

Meanwhile, the relevant ministry responded to LS’s request that the country’s state balance sheet lists lithium reserves in seven explored deposits.