Exhibits at Mine, Minerals & Metal will include machinery, equipment, materials, products, technology, consultancy services, management capability and financial expertise for Pakistan’s mining sector, also for supporting infrastructure including building and construction, transport and communications, power and electricity, water and environment. Broad product categories include, but are not restricted to, the following:
Mining is an important industry in Pakistan. Pakistan has deposits of several minerals including coal, copper, gold, chromite, mineral salt, bauxite and several other minerals. There are also a variety of precious and semi-precious minerals that are also mined. These include peridot, aquamarine, topaz, ruby, emerald, rare-earth minerals bastnaesite and xenotime, sphene, tourmaline, and many varieties and types of quartz.
The Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation is the responsible authority for the support and development of the mining industry. Gemstones Corporation of Pakistan looks after the interests of stake holders in gemstone mining and polishing as an official entity. Baluchistan province is the richest in mineral resources available in Pakistan. While recently Sindh discovered coal deposits in Thar. Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa is rich in gems. Most of the mineral gems found in Pakistan exist here. Apart from oil, gas and some mineral used in nuclear energy purposes which comes directly under federal control mining of other minerals is provincial issue. Currently around 52 minerals, are mined and processed in Pakistan.
Rock salt makes for some beautiful texture on the walls and the ceiling Salt has been mined in the region since 320 BC. The Khewra Salt Mines are among the world’s oldest and biggest salt mines. Salt is mined at Khewra in an underground area of about 110 square kilometres (42 sq mi). Khewra salt mine has an estimated total of 220 million tonnes of rock salt deposits. The current production from the mine is 325,000 tons of salt per annum
Iron ore is found in various regions of Pakistan including Nokundi, Chinot and the largest one in Kalabagh (Less than 42% quality), Haripur and other Northern Areas. 11 February, 2015 the reserves were found in Chiniot, around 160 kilometers northwest of Lahore, by Chinese group the Metallurgical Cooperation of China. A senior provincial administrative official told AFP that initial estimates indicated 500 million tons of iron ore, a primary ingredient in steel making, had been discovered. The extracted iron had been tested in Swiss and Canadian laboratories, which were successful in finding 60-65 percent of it to be high grade.
In Reko Diq, Balochistan, deposits of copper and gold are present. Antofagasta, the company which possesses the Reqo Diq field, is targeting an initial production of 170,000 metric tons of copper and 300,000 ounces of gold a year. The project may produce more than 350,000 tons a year of copper and 900,000 ounces of gold.There are also copper deposits in Daht -e- Kuhn, Nokundi, Located in Chaghi district.
The Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) is a semi-autonomous corporation attached to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, of the Government of Pakistan. It was created in 1974 with an authorized capital of Rs.1,000 million (approximately 10 million U.S. dollars) to expand and help mineral development activities in the country. PMDC headquarters are in Islamabad. The company operates salt mine/quarries, coal mines and a silica sand quarry. This company conducts exploration of mineral deposits and prepares technical and economic feasibility reports. When needed and appropriate, it goes ahead and actually mines and markets the minerals in Pakistan.
The Comminution Equipment asset tracking includes details on ore and mineral grinding, crushing and milling equipment, including crushing and grinding mills at mines, cement plants and other mineral processing plants. Each unit features capacity in tons per hour, vendor name and model number (where available).
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The Mining sector consists of mines and mining projects, including coal, iron, precious metals, potash, uranium, diamonds, minerals, rare earth elements and much more. The Mine Platform identifies mine type (above-ground, underground and solution) and mining method.
The Other Minerals Products sector consists of mineral-processing plants not elsewhere classified, such as talc, cut stone, abrasive products, asbestos products and so on.
The Metal Finishing sector consists of metals coating, galvanizing, annealing and other metals finishing processes
The Steel sector consists of steel mills, including steel making, hot rolling, cold rolling, processing and fabrication.