More bauxite likely to be found in Iran
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 4
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
A recent report says that considerable bauxite reserves are likely to be found in Iran. Bauxite, an aluminum ore, is the world's main source of aluminum.
The Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade announced in a report that Iran's bauxite reserves follow the world's leading owner of this chemical - Australia - by 80 million tons, IRNA news agency reported Apr. 4.
Australia produced 81.119 million tons of bauxite in 2013, while Iran's bauxite output stood at 900,000 tons.
In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Iran produced 522,000, 681,200, 818,200 and 898,400 tons of bauxite, respectively.
There are many bauxite reserves in Iran, including Jajrom in Semnan province in northeastern Iran, Bukan and Saghez in Kurdistan province in western Iran, Firouzkooh in northern Iran, and Qazvin in northwestern Iran.