Timok


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Timok

 

a river in Yugoslavia; a right tributary of the Danube. For a distance of 15 km in its lower course, the Timok forms the border between Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. The river measures 189 km in length and drains an area of 4,666 sq km. It originates at two sources in the western spurs of the Stara Planina Mountains and flows primarily through mountainous and hilly country and along a plain. The mean flow rate is approximately 40 cu m per sec. High water is in spring. The river is used for irrigation. The cities of Knjaževac and Zaječar in Yugoslavia are situated on the Timok.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Mundoro continues to have discussions with interested third parties seeking options on our available projects, confirming the growing interest in exploring in Timok, Serbia as well as Bulgaria.
Dundeeas operating assets include the Chelopech and Ada Tepe mines in Bulgaria and Tsumeb specialty smelter in Namibia, as well as the development stage Timok gold project in Serbia.
The company will focus on the construction of the Kamoa Copper Mine in DRC and the upper belt of the Timok Copper Mine in Serbia, and actively promote the upgrade and expansion of the Kolwezi Copper Mine in DRC and the Bor Copper Mine in Serbia, and the operational integration of the Bisha zinc polymetallic mine in Eritrea.
Nevsun Resources is the 100% owner of the high-grade copper-gold Timok Upper Zone and 60.4% owner of the Timok Lower Zone in Serbia.
(TSX: NSU) (NYSE AMERICAN: NSU),the 100 percent owner of the high-grade copper-gold Timok Upper Zone and 60.4 percent owner of the Timok Lower Zone in Serbia, and China-based Zijin Mining Group Co.
Nevsun owns 60% of the Bisha copper mine in Eritrea, Africa and a 100% and 46% interest in the upper and lower zone, respectively, of the Timok copper-gold mine in Serbia.
"We are off to an excellent start in 2018 as we benefit from the strong foundations that were laid at both Bisha and Timok in 2017.
Nevertheless, all proposed or planned railroads will hardly be realized on a short-medium term, as investments are mainly focused on road infrastructures (The Regional Development Strategy of the Banat County 2009-2013; The Regional Development Strategy of the Timok Region 2011-2015).
The Serbian Second Army, with the Timok I, Sumidija II, and Morava II Divisions, launched a successful counterattack against elements of the Bulgarian 1st Division, driving the Bulgarians back some distance.
Although the situation is currently stable in Serbia, water levels of rivers Morava, Timok and Ibar high and with more rainfall expected during the night, there is a threat of floods in surrounding cities and villages, arable land and private property.
One of these areas is Timocka Krajina (Timok frontier) located in eastern Serbia, on the border with Bulgaria and Romania.