Exploitation over 20 thousand ton granite
Head of Ardakan Industries and Mines Organization announced that annually over 20000 ton granite are exploited from Qaleh Khargoushi granite mines in Yazd province. He further added that the nominal capacity of these mines are 40000 ton per year ,the pervious year 25000 ton granite worth 20 bn rials were exploited from the 9 mines.
Eng. Vatankhah said that "Qaleh Khargoushi granite mine's proved reserve is 1,100,000 ton.
He declared the granite of these mine are of red and green types and are considered of world valuable stone. He pointed that each 1 ton unprocessed granite worth 1000000 rial and the worth of each 1m2
Processed granite is between 250 to 350 thousand rials: The produced stone besides providing domestic consumption are exported abroad as well. At the present time there are 200 people working at Qaleh Khargoushi granite mine.