300,000 tons of mineral stones can be extracted in Iran’s Chaypara district
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
There are 30 licensed mines in the Chaypara district of Iran’s West Azerbaijan province, and it is possible to annually extract 300,000 tons of minerals from 15 mines, Governor of the province Ali Mohammadi Iravanli said, Trend reports via IRNA.
He said that 180,000 tons of mining materials are annually produced in the district and sent to different provinces of Iran.
He added that there are about 400 people working in the mines.
“The main problem of the mining sector is that mineral materials are sold in their raw form, and establishment of processing facilities is on the agenda in order to prevent this,” he said.
He noted that there is one plant for processing of mineral stones operating in the district and the work is under way to increase their number.
“The second plant for the processing of mining materials will be launched in the Kuh-Kamar mine area of the district during the coming year after the allocation of funds worth 25 billion rials (about $595,000),” he said.
He noted that operating licenses were issued for 437 mines in the West Azerbaijan province, and decorative stones are extracted at 181 mines.