Semnan’s mines extract 10 million tons of gypsum every year, says the head of Industries, Mining and Trade Organization of the province.
According to Behrouz Asvadi, 84 gypsum mines are operating in Semnan, ISNA reported.
The northern Iranian province is the biggest producer of gypsum, salt, Celestine and zeolite in the country and the second biggest producer of sodium sulfate and the third biggest producer of coal and chromite.
Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Ministry plans to inaugurate 200 major industrial, mining, and trade projects across the country by the Iranian calendar year of 1400 (begins on March 20, 2021), IRNA reported.
Altamira Gold (TSXV: ALTA) received a second environmental permit required for the trial mining licenses with respect to claim 866.070/2004 for its advanced Cajueiro gold project in Brazil.
A coalition of non-profit organizations is pushing for an international moratorium on deep-sea mining following a fresh report that warns of potential irreversible damage to Pacific island states including Kiribati, the Cook Islands, Nauru, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu.
Newcrest Mining Ltd on Wednesday said it had achieved sufficient water levels at its Cadia gold and copper mine, easing production-related concerns at the New South Wales-based project for at least two years.
South America-focused Franklin Mining has announced that it has decided to expand its horizons and just launched an exploration enterprise in Chile.
Wordwide, mining companies are facing disruptions in supply chain, parts and consumables as a result of near-global government directives to contain the covid-19 pandemic.