Exploration Activities is to Countinue in the Country

07 January 2006 | 00:55 Code : 7335 Special News
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Eng. Naser Abedian, exploration deputy of GSI in an interview with reporter of the public relations of the organization stated that exploration on 20 exploration zones has been implemented...
Exploration activities are to continue in the country by proper policies carried out by the Geological Survey of Iran (GSI).
 
Eng. Naser Abedian, exploration deputy of GSI in an interview with reporter of the public relations of the organization stated that exploration on 20 exploration zones has been implemented by GSI including 180 geological sheets on scale of 100,000 in width of almost 450,000 km2 of major sectors of Iran metallurgic zones by its technical capabilities and application of modern exploration methods and experienced experts, considering international standards in 5-year development plan of third that have been composed these data in framework of GIS, joining the information layers and also all data of active and abandoned mines in Iran, Asia and the world, so ; many mineral prospect areas have been recognized in the process.
 
He explained: "More that 30 exploration projects have been accomplished by studies of the organization during recent years that the most important of them include Au, Pb, Cu, Potash and Tungestan,".
 
" Recognition of mineral prospect areas has been deposited to GSI as compiled in exploration strategy project that the most important exploration activities are performed on Cu mines, type of porphyry of Sarcheshmeh and Songun, Zn & Pb mines of Anguran and Mahdiabad and mines of Bafq, Golgohar and Sangan , Au ore of Dashkasan, Potash reserves of Iljaq and Khamir port, Sodium sulphate reserve of Arak and total reserves and mines of decorated stones existing in the areas", he added.
 
He uttered that the strategic exploration preparation and compilation project was executed, assigning exploration strategy of the country by study of exploration and mining activities in recent years and compiled in development plan of forth year and next 5-year plan that the most significant of them are evaluation of mineral potentials and data and geological and exploration information of the country, study of private sector and privatization and also study of exploration technology capabilities and development of deprived regions and increment of employment and attraction of domestic and foreign investment.
 
The exploration activities manner has been concentrated mostly in a entirely public system in development plan of first & second years but in forth plan, the manner focused a little toward private sector especially in exploration and mining industry according to him.
 
Finally, he stated: "To carry out exploration, some agreements have been signed with domestic & foreign mining incorporations such as: BHP, Riotinto, Union, Zarkesh and Anguran that cooperation will develop more in fifth plan".
 
 

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