Production capacity of Iran's Shahid Nilchian mine up 178%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
In the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), Iran's Shahid Nilchian mine, which is the biggest in the Middle East, increased its production capacity by 178 percent, Seyyed Na’im Emami, head of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province Industry, Mine and Trade Organization, said, Trend reports via SHATA.
He noted that in the current year, so far, 5,560 tons of fire clay have been extracted from Shahid Nilchian mine.
Of the extracted mining materials, 3,470 tons accounted for argillite, while only 2,090 tons were boxite, Emami said, adding that compared to the previous year, there is a 176 percent and a 181 percent increase, respectively.
The Shahid Nilchian mine is located on a 200 hectare of plot and has 31 wells. The mine has the best fire clay deposit in Iran.
The mine has the capacity of extracting 15,000 tons of fire clay per year, Emami said, adding that aluminum and other materials are made of the extracted material.
The Shahid Nilchian mine is located in the southwest of the Sharekord county of Iran's Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.
The mine was put into operation in 1969.