Economic features and Investment Potential

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Mine

At present more than 32 types of minerals in three groups namely industrial soil, ornamental & decorative stones and constructional materials are exploited from 395 active mines of the province with exploitation capacity of more than 53 million tons annually. Mine section share for the employment in the province is over 9651 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 and The second mineral province in the country. The province of yazd is also ranked first in both ironstone extraction and variety of minerals.

Title

Unit

Rate

Number of mines having exploitation license

Item

395

Investment

Million tons

9006945

Exploitation rate (based on exploitation license)

Million tons

53

Number of employees, in active mines

Person

9651

Proved reserve of the mines

Billion tons

1.3

Number of active mines

Item

279

Proved reserve of the Province’s Ironstone

Million tons

804

Annual Ironstone production

Million tons

39

Ornamental stones

Thousand tons

1900

Share of the decorative stones production

Percent

3

Production of different types of industrial soils

Million tons

2.7