Kapan (Կապան; former names include Ghapan, Ghap’an, Kafin, Kafan, Katan, Qafan, Zangezur, and Madan) is the capital of the Syunik province (marz) of Armenia. With a population of about 35,000, Kapan is struggling to cope with the realities of post-Karabakh war and post-Soviet society. However, there are signs of growth and development. Kapan is primarily a mining city, hence its Persian name of the Qajar time معدن (Ma'dan, meaning "mine"). Kapan's industry is dependent on the newly privatized polymetallic deposit, though additional operations have developed including mining support services, commercial scale animal husbandry, and an expanding retail sector. Local areas of interest include the Vahanavank monastery, and the Baghaberd and Halidzor fortresses.
DPM Exploration Drilling Supports Potential for Bulk Mineable Open Pit Polymetallic Mineralization at Shahumyan Mine, Kapan, Southeast Armenia
Mar 04, 2008; TORONTO, ONTARIOMarketwire - March 4, 2008) - Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT) (the "Company" or "DPM")...