Geologists are linking the halting of the Sakdrissi-Kachagiani Mine activities to harmful grant-procuring archeologists, which is something that’s far away from patriotism and more alike to treachery.
“And all the youngsters that have followed their example ask no questions,” states the Doctor of Geological Sciences, Professor Shota Adamia.
According to him, the patriotically laced story of there being a 5000-year-old civilization there predating Egypt and possessing abundant amounts of gold and trading practices is also faked.
Shota Adamia explains that gold was never mined there, because the technology of past centuries would not allow it. Certain gold reserves are confirmed later in the 80ies, through chemical and spectral analyses, although they were not deemed utilizable in the Soviet period and weren’t mined. The reserves (3g in 1 ton) were confirmed by Australian specialists in the second half of the 90ies.
According to Adamia, considering that technologies have improved and knowledge in this field has deepened, it’s obvious there should be no opposition towards a mining company.
“RMG Gold” has almost halted its mining activities and the large facilitation is now working at 1/3 capacity. In addition to this, its contractor, raw materials supplier and service provider companies have also halted, and they employ hundreds of people.
Shota Adamia’s information says that the Kachagiani has only one site where items from the Middle Ages have been discovered, and considering the realities of this, charging the topic with politics in order to warm someone’s hands is out of the question, especially since the issue affects employed people in the Bolnisi region.
He also says that local and foreign qualified researches are contributing to the search-and-discovery works. There’s every reason to make the mines more attractive to investors and increase possibilities in addition to improving the technology in the future.
There already are prospects of cyanided mining, as well as a prospect for increasing reserves.
Shota Adamia doesn’t agree to the opinions of experts not versed in the issue, who might be working from behind politics and inadequately evaluating the processes.
Soso Tsiskarishvili, an expert, speaks on the behalf of the public saying that cultural monuments are to be counted on one hand, while mining facilities are in the hundreds and society will stand against this.
Such statements are unclear to geologists, energy experts, and specialists of all other fields. You probably remember the matter of the Khudoni Dam, when flooding one village was equated with Georgia’s downfall and everyone forgot the energy security which was of most importance for the country’s development and independence.
Despite this, these people still claim patriotism, although this goes beyond just standing behind a tribune and making empty booming statements. This category of people think that advancement is above all and digging in the past doesn’t benefit the country, and they do it by skewing facts and events. In addition to this, Shota Adamia says that the mines are few and far-between, even without the meddling of archeologists.
The Bolnisi region is the only place where gold is procured from primary crust mines and Kolkheti’s sandy river grounds.