Balkan Mineral and Mining awarded 1st place in the annual CSR competition organized by the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum
The “Ada tepe – history and present” project aims to archaeologically explore the golden mine in the 3 500 years old Ada tepe deposit and to preserve the Bulgarian national heritage. The project is of high scientific value to the specialized archaeological and scientific public. The preservation of the local traditions and customs and the development of the cultural tourism are among the top priorities both for the socially responsible company and for the local community.
The project is divided into two stages, from 2001 to 2012. In keeping with our commitment to support the local communities and the region as a whole, the preservation of the ancient heritage will be supported by building a large modern museum in the town of Krumovgrad.
This is the largest interdisciplinary archeological project ever funded by a private investor in Bulgaria. For 3 years more than 300 local residents were hired to work in the field along with an archeological team of over 35 members. Geologists, pethrographers, geophysics specialists, geomorphologists, paleoseismologists, as well as authorities in paleobotanics, zoology, conservation and restoration took part in the project. Foreign authorities partners from the university of Munster and the University of Cottbus in Germany, from the Catholic University in Leuven.