<P dir=ltr align=left><STRONG>Private Sector to Collaborate to Extract magnesia from Qom lake</STRONG></P>
Private Sector to Collaborate to Extract magnesia from Qom lake
Extraction of magnesia from Qom Lake will soon come on stream with collaboration of the government or the private sector. Dr. Jafar Sarqaini Deputy Minister for mining in an interview with ILNA said that the richest country’s magnesia mines is located in Qom Salt Lake which covers a large amount reserve of this mineral. Detailed exploration and Feasibility studies are still continued for extraction of magnesia. In case the Feasibility studies to be finished its extraction will be carried out either by the government or the private sector.
It is to be noted that , some time ago Ali Asghar Mojtahedzadeh, General manager of the country’s Inspection Organization announced that incapability of the Ministry of Industries and Mines in exploiting magnesia has caused loss of USD 30 million to the country’s economy for purchasing the refractory magnesia.