Kurdestan to become 1st gold producer
Sanandaj, Head of Kurdestan Industry, Mine and Trade office announced that the province taking advantage of the exploration of over 5 million tons of gold ore from Sari Guni Mine per year will become the best gold producer in Iran.
Mohammad Dareh Vazmi made the remarks Monday addressing the 7th meeting of ECO mine experts in Sanandaj.
Sari Guni is the largest gold mine in Kurdestan Province reaching 70 million tons of gold ore reserves, he said.
Kurdestan has a diverse geological structure and therefore has a high mineral content and 18 minerals have been discovered in this province, he added.
Dareh Vazmi referred to gold, lead, zinc and manganese as minerals discovered in the province, saying that decorative stones such as marble, crystals, travertine and building materials such as mineral wool and barite were also found in the province.
The ECO meeting was held with the attendance of experts from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA