Mining and metallurgy sectors have traditionally been the leading branches of the industry in Armenia.The significant part of copper reserves are concentrated in copper- molybdenum mines (Kajaran, Agarak and Teghut), as well as in copper‐pyrite mines (Kapan, Alaverdi, Shamlugh) and goldpolymetallic (Shahumyan, Armanis) mines.There are six companies in Armenia engaged in copper mining and in the producton of concentrate,the largest companies among them are "Teghut" and "Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine" companies.Currently there are 38 mines of metal minerals with approved reserves registered in the state balance of mineral resources reserves, which include 8 coppermolybdenum, 3 copper, 20 gold and goldpolymetallic and 2 multimetal mines. Explored and confirmed reserves of copper deposits are assessed at about 14 million tonnes, which enables mining companies to operate for 100‐120 years.
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