The 20th c. mining  town  of  Kajaran (once Gejevan) is famous for the massive copper-molybdenum mine, which is still in operation. It is impressive to drive up to the mine and see the trucks, tiny in comparison to the pit, dumping ore into an elaborate system of  conveyers.    The   ore receivesinitial processing in Kajaran but    must     be     exported     for     final

   The   village  of   Kajarants  is   just beyond.


conversion to metal. The waste rock is piped a discreet distance away, filling various stream valleys with dirt on which only the most impervious weeds grow. Pollution of the Voghji river is an unsolved problem.