Paying attention to the revitalization of abandoned mines
Director of Exploration and Development of Iran Mines and Minerals Development Organization: Fortunately, there are steps taken to activate small and medium-sized mines in the country. For example, the plan to revitalize small and medium-sized mines has provided a list of all these mines and the cases that have been stopped.
According to the International Stone Exhibition of Iran, there are many mines in the country that have been suspended and abandoned for many reasons.
Consideration must be given to rooting out why these mines have encountered such a dilemma. Investigating the causes of abandonment of these types of mines may indicate the termination of the mines' reserves, financial debt, and crude miners.
Fortunately, small and medium-sized mines have been activated in the country. For example, the plan to revitalize small and medium-sized mines has provided a list of all these mines and the cases that have been stopped.
In the same vein, it is suggested that the mines that have run out of stockpile have made scientific discoveries and that their raw material is not worth processing. In the process, more than 500 mines were surveyed in the country's mining provinces, and short-term solutions were provided for one hundred and ten of them, and concluded sooner.
Ten mines have been set up to date, and we hope that this number will increase. The next step is to prepare the infrastructure for the rest of the mines so we can rebuild them.
Since small and medium-sized mines are located in different parts of the country, each generating significant employment and income, they have a significant impact on the employment boom and contribute to the development of the country's mining sector. We hope that with the programs that are being implemented in the country, we can help develop small and medium-sized mines.
Ali Asgharzadeh, Director of Exploration and Development of Iran Mines and Minerals Development Organization