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News ID: 4572
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:08 - 07 July 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iran’s gold production is going to reach 6 tons as the country starts 41 mining projects.

Deputy Chairman of the Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) said "Based on the economic policies of the Hope and Insight administration, the Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade has prioritized a leap in the discovery of mines in its agenda with the aid of IMIDRO.”

Jamshid Molla Rahman who was speaking in interview with Mehr News Agency stated "Besides discovery operations as 50 projects in 31 mining areas and 11 mines, The organization has made plans for discovery operations in 14 expanses reaching 200 thousand m2 in area. This is the first time in the country when discovery grows from the a few tens m2 to some hundred thousands m2 in area.”

He added that there is a focus on new strategic substances such as antimony, chromite, and titanium.

Molla Rahman further stated "41 projects with a budget of €6 billion creating 25 thousand job positions have been set off in cooperation with the private section.”

"The plans made on mine development will also rise our gold extract rate to 6 tons. Bullion and concentrates will reach 100 thousand tons, and titanium pigments 50 thousand tons,” IMIDRO Deputy Chairman added.

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