Lorestan Province Mine and Mining Status

Lorestan Province has appropriate potential for mining and possesses a unique mineral resources because it is located in two metamorphic zones of Sanandaj-Sirjaanand and the folded Zagros. The province has 26 types of minerals of which 18 types are under mining operations. Of the resources and minerals of the province we can mention a variety of facade and decorative stones (Gohareh Marble, Azna and Aligoudarz China and Granite) silica, ground silica sand, bitumen, Talc, Feldspar, gypsum, limestone, mountains and, river sand, Barite, lead and zinc, lime offal, mosaic offal, dolomite, granite, and so on.
The amount of discovered resources of the province is about 561 million tons of which 62 million tons, equivalent to 11%, is decorative stones. The annual extraction of mines is 3.6 million tons and the number of active mines in the province, including river sand is over 122.

The investment in mines is 204,461 million rials which has provided direct employment of 1,584 people.

Statistics of exploration licenses and certifications in Lorestanprovince at the end of 1394/2015

Employment (person)

Investment amount (million Rials)

Reserves amount  (thousand tons)

Number (counts)

Description

 

Row

38

19998

7492

8

exploration licenses

1

64

28853

11853

6

exploration certifications

2

 
 

Statistics of the mines under operation

 

Row

Mineral name

Number

Number of employees

Storage amount (tons)

Extraction rate (tons)

1

Limestone

2

25

282900

900

2

Gypsum

5

39

37410

580

3

Mosaic offal

12

197

133007

440

4

Gohareh Marble

19

383

      6864

5803

5

China stone

13

328

53130

586

6

Feldspar

6

38

1031

675

7

Granite

9

83

880

880

8

Talc and talc sheet

8

61

1070

1070

9

silica

8

88

3703.395

3703.395

10

Granite

-

-

-

 

11

Partyn

1

4

-

1.25

12

bitumen

1

10

4

8

13

Limeoffal

25

256

41932

2424

14

Marl

1

10

1450

250

15

Hornfels

1

8

12

4

16

River sand

11

55

-

-

Total

122

1584

563393.395

6373.35