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MINING

Mining

in pakistan

Pakistan has immense reserves of various metals and industrial minerals.

Important minerals found in Pakistan are gypsum, limestone, chromite, iron ore, rock salt, copper, gold, silver, graphite, sulfur, fire clay, rare-earth metals and silica etc. The Geological Survey of Pakistan estimates that mineral reserves they have mapped are, in dollar terms, between $12 and $15 trillion. Given the average of 30 percent recovery with current technology it still translates into $4 to $5 trillion recovery ratio of known reserves.


Sindh province has identifiable reserves of more than 175 billion tons of lignite coal, while there are significant reserves of marble, graphite, limestone, chromite and silica in the southern parts of province. Sindh province is also the largest producer of natural gas and small quantities of oil. The province actively encourages investment in the oil and gas and in the mineral sector

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 Balochistan province

Balochistan province

is Pakistan’s largest province by area and is also recognized as the richest in variety of minerals that includes Iron ore, Coal, Copper, Gold, silver, marble, granite and several other industrial minerals. .

 Punjab Province

Punjab Province

has the largest deposit of pure rock salt found anywhere in the world. Geological surveys indicate substantial iron ore reserves at Chunian and at Kalabagh.

 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan provinces

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan provinces

account for at least 78% of the marble production in Pakistan. Pakistan is home to some of the finest and purest grades of marble, granite and slate stone found in the world. Much of the grade A Marble exported and is marketed in European countries

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