Economic features and Investment Potential

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Mine

At present more than 37 types of minerals in three groups namely industrial soil, ornamental & decorative stones and constructional materials are exploited from 546 active mines of the province with exploitation capacity of more than 61 million tons annually. Mine section share for the employment in the province is over 11641 people. Yazd province has the most important ironstone mines (Choghart, Chadormalou and more than 38 other anomalies) of the country. Regarding major indices of mine section, Yazd is one of the most advanced provinces of the country.

Title

Unit

Rate

Number of mines having exploitation license

Item

546

Investment

Million tons

10,935,663

Exploitation rate (based on  exploitation license)

Million tons

61

Number of employees, in active mines

Person

11641

Proved reserve of the mines

Billion tons

2

Number of active mines

Item

242

Proved reserve of the Province’s Ironstone

Million tons

988

Annual Ironstone production Capacity

Million tons

37

Nominal capacity of  Ornamental stones production

Billion tons

0.2

Share of the decorative stones production

Percent

2

Production of different types of industrial soils

Billion tons

0.2

Share of the  Production industrial soils country

Percent

52