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  Zeravshan - Encyclopedia.com
It flows westward through the agricultural Zeravshan valley, then into Uzbekistan, past Samarkand and Bukhara, and disappears in the desert near the Amu Darya, N of Chärjew.
The Zeravshan Mountains, forming the southern watershed of the river, rise to c.18,480 ft (5,630 m).
Zeravshan is operated by Nelson, producing gold from the Jilau open-pit...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Zeravsha.html   (812 words)

  AllRefer.com - Zeravshan (CIS And Baltic Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Zeravshan [zyer u fshAn´] Pronunciation Key, river, c.460 mi (740 km) long, rising in the Turkistan Range of the Pamir-Alai mountain system, in Tajikistan.
It flows westward through the agricultural Zeravshan valley, then into Uzbekistan, past Samarkand and Bukhara, and disappears in the desert near the Amu Darya, N of ChArjew.
The Zeravshan Mountains, forming the southern watershed of the river, rise to c.18,480 ft (5,630 m).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/Z/Zeravsha.html   (192 words)

 Katta-Kurgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The town does not appear to be of any great antiquity, although after Alexander the Great 's sack of Marakanda (Samarkand) the centre of cultural life in that part of the Zeravshan valley may briefly have shifted west to the region around Katta-Kurgan.
In 1868, following the fall of Samarkand to the Russians and the annexation of the Upper Zeravshan Valley from Bukhara, it became the border town between Russian Turkestan and the Bukharan Emirate, and the centre of a district.
In 1924 both entities were dissolved by the Soviet regime, and Katta-Kurgan was incorporated in the new Uzbek SSR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Katta-Kurgan   (231 words)

 Methods and Perspectives for Ancient Settlement Studies in the Middle Zeravshan Valley
These are formed by the splitting of the Zeravshan River after its exit from the Turkestan Mountains into the Karadarya and Akdarya branches, and the two main artificial canals, the Bulungur Canal to the north and the Dargom Canal to the south.
The Middle Zeravshan Valley was subject to major, continuous and systematic development projects during the Soviet period, chiefly between the Sixties and the Eighties.
An Archaeological GIS of the Surkhan Darya Province(Southern Uzbekistan) by: Sebastian Stride
www.silkroadfoundation.org /newsletter/vol2num2/Zeravshan.html   (1762 words)

 Zeravshan Summary
The Zeravshan or Zarafshan river (from the Persian word زر افشان, meaning "the sprayer of Gold"), whilst smaller and less well-known than the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Amu Darya (or Oxus) and the Syr Darya (or Jaxartes), is if anything more valuable as a source of irrigation in the region.
To the ancient Greeks it was known as the Polytimetus.
The Zeravshan range or Zeravshan mountains rise to the south of the river.
www.bookrags.com /Zeravshan   (420 words)

 Avocet May Undershoot Its Target Of 300,000 Ozs In 2005, But Not By Much.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The benefits of this were delayed as it took longer than anticipated to restructure the ownership of the Zeravshan Gold Company which was a pre-condition for the company’s commitment to purchasing this mining equipment.
Diesel was also in short supply and the reduction in high grade ore for the plant meant that the gap had to be filled by low grade stockpiles.
It may just be that Zeravshan will not hit its target until 2006 when operations at Jilau have been enhanced and in the meantime the final feasibility at Taror will have been completed.
www.minesite.com /storyFull.php?storySeq=669   (976 words)

 Site of Malikov Azim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I deliver a course of lectures for the students of the 1st and 2nd years (“History of Uzbekistan”, “History of Uzbek Statehood”), and also special courses for graduate students of the 1st and 2nd years (“Ethnic processes in Central Asia”).
My research is focused on the development of ethnic identity among the Uzbeks of the middle Zeravshan Valley, which includes the territory of Samarkand Province.
Chronologically, I consider the development of ethnic identity among the Uzbeks of the middle Zeravshan Valley, in three stages: 1.
amalikov.freenet.uz   (367 words)

 the Archaeology of Sogdiana
The Andronov steppe culture penetrates the Zeravshan basin somewhat later, in the first half of the second millennium BCE, as evidenced in the Muminabad tomb in Samarkand region and the Dashti Kozy tomb to the east of Panjikent.
(Verkhnii Zeravshan v epokhu rannego srednevekov’ia) [Pargar in the 7th and 8th centuries CE (The upper Zeravshan in the early Middle Ages)].
Isakov, A. Sarazm (k voprosu stanovleniia rannezemledel’cheskoi kul’tury Zeravshanskoi doliny) (raskopki 1977-1983) [Sarazm (on the origins of early agriculture in the Zeravshan Valley) (excavations of 1977-1983)].
www.silk-road.com /newsletter/december/archaeology.htm   (3201 words)

 ricerca - missioni archeologiche - uzbekistan - CAA
Research will be mainly directed to the exploration of the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites located along the small river valleys draining the Northern Zeravshan mountain front and hilly flanks in the Jam-Urgut region to define in greater detail the history of the piedmont region before the establishment of the Sogdian Kingdoms.
For the next three years this program might also be extended to the exploration of the Dargom and Kara Su basins and their territorial connections with the Zeravshan valley.
The castle was destroyed by the Arab conquerors at the end of VII century BC.
www.unibo.it /archeologia/ricerca/scavi/caauzbekistan/uzbe.htm   (423 words)

 Tajik-Uzbek Rift over Power Station Plan
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are at odds over plans to build a hydroelectric power station in the Zeravshan River, highlighting an urgent need for a new regional economic strategy for sharing Central Asia's rivers.
The Zeravshan runs from north-western Tajikistan to the Samarkand region of Uzbekistan.
Samarkand is almost entirely dependent on the river’s water, and Uzbek state media report that a new power station would dramatically reduce the volume of water available for crop irrigation, cause a deterioration in water quality, and have a negative environmental impact on the Navoi and Bukhara regions as well as Samarkand itself.
www.iwpr.net /?apc_state=hsrb&l=ru&s=b&p=bca&o=334086   (630 words)

 Avocet Reports Exploration Successes And Sticks To Forecast of Gold Production At Annualised Rate Of 300,000 Ozs By End ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Zeravshan Gold company in Tajikistan, where Avocet has a 49 per cent stake and total control, has not been a success no matter which way it is spun.
And there are another 10 million ounces at Zeravshan in Russian categories C and P which will steadily be brought into JORC categories.
Drilling has also started on the Laylee prospect at Zeravshan and the mineralised zone between the Olympic and Khirskhona open pits is being explored.
minesite.com /archives/features_archive/2004/july-2004/avocet230704.htm   (768 words)

 SoE Tajikistan - Natural Disasters - State
Such landslides are specific for northern slopes of Gissar mountains, Yahsu and Surhob river basins and partially Zeravshan mountains.
Such landslides are specific for upper reaches of Zeravshan river, Surhob river and Badahshan region.
Basically, most dangerous avalanche periods are those years when the average amount of precipitation in wintertime makes 600-700 mm in Zeravshan and Badahshan regions and 1000-1500 mm in Gissar, Upper Darvaz and Karategin regions.
enrin.grida.no /htmls/tadjik/soe2/eng/htm/disas/state.htm   (764 words)

 www.mineweb.net | sections | platinum Platinum in Russia, and gold beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Elsewhere in the east, Avocet Mining, whose interim results were announced last week, has obtained majority control over the Zeravshan Gold Company in Tajikistan, moving from a 49% stake to a holding of 75%, thus enabling an investment programme for the improvement and expansion of the mine’s operations.
In its interim results announcement, Avocet reports that production at Zeravshan in the six months to September 2004 amounted to 23,000 ounces, compared with 28,100 ounces in the equivalent six months of last year.
The reduction in output at Zeravshan stemmed from diesel shortages and delays in ownership restructuring the Zeravshan company ownership, resulting in a shortfall of high grade ore for the plant, which was made up with feed from low-grade stockpiles.
www.mineweb.net /sections/platinum/393963.htm   (828 words)

 Benjamin - The Migration of the Yuezhi through Sogdia - Transoxiana Eran ud Aneran
The most likely location for the discovery of material evidence would surely be somewhere in the valley of the Zeravshan River, which has its source between the Turkestan and Zeravshan ranges in Tajikistan, and then flows west through Samarkand and out into the deserts of Uzbekistan.
Whilst it is clearly impossible to prove that these tombs and their artifacts were left along the Zeravshan by the migrating Yuezhi, there is certainly sufficient evidence to at least entertain the possibility.
As a result of their defeat by the Wusun in 133/2 BCE, and after almost three decades of residency in the Ili Valley, the confederation of the Da Yuezhi was forced to resume its migration westwards, moving initially into the Ferghana Valley.
www.transoxiana.com.ar /Eran/Articles/benjamin.html   (8399 words)

 Benjamin - The Migration of the Yueji through Sogdia - Transoxiana Eran ud Aneran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mandleshtam argued that the attribution of all of the kurgans as Sarmatian was too generalised and superficial, particularly as various groups of burials displayed quite distinctively different characteristics.
Whilst it is clearly impossible to prove that these tombs and their artifacts were left along the Zeravshan by the migrating Kushan, there is certainly sufficient evidence to at least entertain the possibility.
Thus the only record of their passage through the Fergana and Zeravshan valleys would be their funerary monuments and the grave goods they contained.
sophistikatedkids.com /turkic/btn_Archeology/KushansYuezhiEn.htm   (9224 words)

 Zeravshan River --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The river supplies water to a vast irrigation district, including the Qarshi Steppe to the south (which receives water from the Zeravshan by a canal).
More results on "Zeravshan River" when you join.
Excavations have shown that Sogdiana was probably settled between 1000 and 500 BC and...
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9078336   (631 words)

 IFC Europe & Central Asia -Summary of Project Information
Location of project and Description of site The site is located within the Zeravshan Valley in the Leninabad Region of northwestern Tajikistan, approximately 25 km from Penjikent by road.
The Zeravshan Valley is flanked by the Turkestan mountain range to the north and the Zeravshan range to the south.
The objective of the joint venture is to rehabilitate and expand ZGC’s existing gold mining operations and to conduct further exploration in the region.
www.ifc.org /ifcext/eca.nsf/Content/SelectedProjectTajikistan?OpenDocument&UNID=4C62184B78ACA67F8525688E007B1C60   (383 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Zeravshan@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
ZERAVSHAN [Zeravshan], river, c.460 mi (740 km) long, rising in the Turkistan Range of the Pamir-Alai mountain system, in Tajikistan.
The Zeravshan Gold Co. (ZGC), a joint venture between the Tajik government...
Flanking each side of the two lane fltop running through Uzbekistan's Zeravshan Valley, the snowy cotton fields of the collective farms stretch for miles.
www.highbeam.com /ref/doc0.asp?docid=1E1:Zeravsha   (335 words)

 About Tajikistan.....OrangeOne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The only extensive low districts are the Tajik section of the Fergana Valley in the north and the hot, dry Gissar and Vakhsh valleys in the southwest.
The Amu Darya, Syr Darya, and Zeravshan are the chief rivers and are used for irrigation.
Additional dams and irrigation projects, notably the Great Gissar Canal, have opened almost 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) of land to cultivation.
hasanu.pisem.net /atj.htm   (2239 words)

De fleste av monumentene ble oppført på denne tiden og inkluderer det verdensberømte Registan, Gur-Emir Mausoleum hvor Tamerlane ble begravet Og den store moskeen som ligger ovenfor bazaaren.
1.5-2t kjøretur til Penjikent som ligger øst i Tadjikista ved elven Zeravshan.
Vi går ned dalen til bilene og kjører nedover langs Zeravshan elven og tilbake til vårt hotell i Dushanbe.
www.ecoexpeditions.no /westernguide/sentralasia/tajikistan.htm   (570 words)

 Risk Online: The Pamir-Alai mountains
Its main ranges are the Alai, Gissar, Zeravshan, Turkestan and Karategin.
There are hundreds of 5000-5500 meters summits here and many big glaciers, including the Zeravshan glacier, particularly in its central part called the Match Mountain knot.
It has been comparatively little explored by geographers and climbers, except of the Fansky mounts.
risk.ru /eng/regions/pamir/alay   (184 words)

 First Visit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is the photo gallery and commentary from my first visit to Tajikistan in October-November 2002.
The Zeravshan mountains are 2,000 to 4,000 metres above sea level.
The region is tectonically active and land slides are common.
www.flindell.org /peter/tajikvisit1.html   (480 words)

 InfoMine's comprehensive on-line daily news service reporting on the international mining industry
Mineweb reports that the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank's commercial lending arm, has accepted a modest USD400,000 from AIM listed Avocet Mining in exchange for 5% of Zeravshan Gold Company in Tajikistan, as well as USD10.7 million of loans made to Zeravshan Gold.
Mineweb notes that Avocet acquired its first 44% of Zeravshan Gold from Nelson Resources, a Canadian company that spent about USD40 million on the mining complex since 1994.
Zeravshan Gold is at present producing at an annual rate of between 60,000 and 70,000 ounces.
www.infomine.com /news/headline/welcome.asp?NewsID=40274   (124 words)

 Asia. Tourist Information - VIRTOURIST.COM
Almaty is a biggest city of Kazakhstan the former Soviet republic which became independent in December 1991.
Samarkand is one of the world's oldest cities, located in the very center of Uzbekistan in the valley of the Zeravshan River.
It has seen periods of power and decline throughout its more than 2500-years history.
www.virtourist.com /asia   (456 words)

 The Pre-Islamic Civilization of the Sogdians (seventh century BCE to eighth century CE): A Bibliographic Essay (studies ...
Other foreign missions have followed recently: Italians in the Bukharan oasis (la Sapienza University, Rome) and now in the southern Zeravshan valley (Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente); and a joint mission of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Samarkand Institute of Archaeology in the Shahr-i Sabz oasis.
Two German missions, a Polish one, and another French one (in Tajikistan) are also operating, but they specialize in the pre- and proto-historical periods which are not covered in the present paper.
For the latter the documents are accessible in facsimile (Documents from Mt. Mugh, Moscow: Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum, 1963) and in a complete Russian edition which retains most of its value: Sogdiiskie dokumenty s Gory Mug.
www.silk-road.com /newsletter/december/pre-islamic.htm   (5144 words)

 SoE Tajikistan - Natural Researches
T he analysis of the natural resources of Tajikistan’s territory has begun since 19-th century.
The first specialized scientific expedition in 1841 was Bukhara expedition under supervision of T. Boutnev as well as botanist N. Leman and geologist F. Bogoslovski who for the first time reached Zeravshan valley and collected minerals, rocks and plant samples.
In 1871, the expedition under leadership of geographer A. Fedchenko explored Zaalaiski range, which was clearly recognized as the first stage of Pamirs mountains.
enrin.grida.no /htmls/tadjik/soe2/eng/htm/research.htm   (1098 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Central Asian riparian woodlands (PA1311)
Widespread throughout the Central Asian desert and plains, tugai lines the shores of Central Asia's largest rivers, the Syr Darya, Amur Darya, Murghab, Tedzhen, Ili, Zeravshan, Vakhsh, and the Naryn rivers.
These include the Badai-Tugai Reserve in the lower portion of the Amurdarya River, the Kuzylkum Reserve in the middle portion of the Amur Darya, the Aral-Paigambar (currently a part of the Surkhan Reserve) in the upper portion, and the Zeravshan Reserve in the middle portion of the Zeravshan River.
These forest galleries are located on the floodplains of major Central Asian rivers including the Amur Darya, Syr Darya, Murgab, Zeravshan, and Ili (Sokolov and Syroechkovskii 1990).
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa1311_full.html   (1571 words)

 Central Asian - Tien Shan and Pamir
These are a part of those great mountain ranges which run along the southern edge of the Central Asian republics.
The Fann are located in the heart of Tadjikistan, between the Zeravshan and Gissar ranges and just east of the ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.
Thousands of crystal clear lakes set amongst juniper forests make the Fann one of the most attractive mountain regions in Central Asia for either walking or climbing.
www.ewpnet.com /Asia.htm   (849 words)

Avocet Mining PLC is a junior gold producer and explorer listed on the AIM Exchange in London.
Avocet’s operations centre on the Jilau gold mine and its satellites in central western Tajikistan.
Bogie, I.; 2002; Petrology report on 15 samples from the Penjom Gold Mine, Malaysia; Internal Report for Specific Resources Sdn.
www.smedg.org.au /Tiger/Penjom.htm   (5793 words)

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