Iran sees 54% increase in phosphate production
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.21
By Elnur Baghishov, Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
Phosphate production by Iran’s Esfordi Phosphate Mining and Industrial Complex has increased by 54 percent in the first seven months of the Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21, 2018, SHATA news agency reported.
Reportedly, the company’s production has grown by 238 percent in the month of Mehr covering a period from Sept.23 to Oct.22.
The company’s phosphate output stood at 7,361 tons during the month of Mehr this year, as compared to 2,178 tons in the same period last year.
Esfordi Phosphate Mining and Industrial Complex has produced more than 50,865 tons of phosphate since the beginning of the year till Oct.22, as compared to 32,988 tons in the same period last year.
The company has produced 224,849 tons of mining materials in the first six month of the current Iranian calendar year, or 22 percent less as compared to 286,695 tons in the same period last year.
Esfordi Phosphate Mining and Industrial Complex is one of units affiliated to Iran Mineral Production Company (Ministry of Mines & Metals).
Esfordi Phosphate Industrial and Mineral Complex, with an annual intake of 360,000 tons of Mineral Ore, produces 50,000 tons of phosphate concentrate with a grade of 36.5 percent per annum.
The Mine deposit amounts to approximately 12 million tons with the grade of 13.9 percent. At the complex an Iron Concentrate production line, with the grade of 61±2 has been established which produces 24000 tons of concentrate annually. Phosphate concentrate is used in chemical fertilizer industries, washing liquids, domestic animals and birds food, cladding, paints, and etc.
One of the noticeable specifications in the Mine is the presence of rare minerals that amounts to 1.2 percent. In this regard and for the purpose of extraction of such rare minerals, a research plan with collaboration of scientific centers is being worked on. The complex holds ISO14001 and ISO9001-OHAS18001 certificates.