The Alestos Mines are located in the village of Xyliatos in the Nicosia district. They operated during the period of 1971-1972.The advantage was done on the surface this brought around 661.000 tonnes of ore with an average content of 0, 9% Cu. The metal process was done in a factory of ore enrichment in Mitsero for the production of concentrated copper with the method of flotation.
The extraction of the final product until 1974 was done by loading ships at Karavostasi. It is mentioned that during the 1980’s a small hydro metal copper production unit operated with the method of extraction using light acid solution and the precipitation of soluble copper with iron (scrap iron).