Number of active mines rises significantly in İran’s Lorestan

Oil&Gas Materials 20 November 2018 14:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.20

By Elnur Baghishov, Leman Zeynalova – Trend

Number of active mines in Iran’s Lorestan province has increased by 40 percent, said deputy chairman of Lorestan Province Industry, Mine and Trade Organization Jamal Mumivand.

“The number of active mines has increased by 40 percent, while the mining production has grown by 15 percent in Lorestan,” ISNA quoted him as saying.

Mumivand noted that with the discovery of two mining materials, the number of mining materials in the province has reached 19.

Moreover, he said that around 300 discovery areas have been put up for auction in Lorestan.

The most important mines in Iran include coal, metallic minerals, sand and gravel, chemical minerals and salt. Khorasan has the most operating mines in Iran. Other large deposits which mostly remain underdeveloped are zinc, copper, iron, uranium and lead.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Perspective in Industry, Mine and Trade Sector by 2025 envisages the following: ranking first in the region in the field of industry, mine and trade; creating a diversified economy with a dominant share for non-oil and non-governmental sector; creating a competitive atmosphere compliant with international standards; moving toward development on the basis of advanced technologies; diversity in export-based products and production and creating trade balance between non-oil exports and imports