Tehran Padir Consulting Engineers
Based on a contract between the Industries and Mines Organization of Tehran and Tehran Padir Consulting Engineers, 25 abandoned mines across the province were selected to be evaluated for possible reactivation. The project includes assessment of available information regard the mines which contain the background of geology, geography, and quality of ore, exploitation, and topography maps. Field visitation was done from the mines. Geological survey conducted through measurement of rock and mineral parameters.
Among 25 selected mines, several mines have not sufficient data that involve Simin Dasht coal, Kalarkhan industrial soil, Deh-Sorkh ochre, Emamzadeh-Davoud nickel, Burzan silica and Emamzadeh Eshtehard manganese mines.
Assessed mines are mainly non-metallic. They involve 6 industrial soil mines, 5 gypsum mines, 3 silica mines, 3 coal mines, 2 halite mines, and a barite mine. Metallic mines include 5 mines of Pb-Zn, Mn, Fe and Ni. The result of study shows that the industrial soil mines had not appropriate quality. Among 6 industrial soil mines, the Keritonah mine is located near the main road and contains 128000 tons kaolin clay that can be reactivated. The Simindasht mine has low reserve and should be rehabilitated. Five gypsum mines contain good quality ore deposit, among which the Guich mine has about 480000 tons reserve and does not require waste removal. The Tarqiun mine has environmental problems and should be abandoned. Three silica mines of Faraj, Arakuh and Burzan have silica of more than 96%. Their mineral has good quality. They can be reactivated.