In the summer of 1388, Geological Survey of Iran-South Territory (Shiraz Center) invited tenders for conducting the Mineral Prospection Plan of Raw Materials of Decorative Rocks and Construction Materials in the Northern half of Fars Province via inquiring into the valid companies. In this tender the firm (institute) of research and application of minerals in Iran was announced as the winner and simultaneously was ordered by the above- mentioned management to start the job. The company began the exploratory operation and then the cooperation contract 238 dated 26/06/88 was signed between both sides.
The study area covers the appropriate ranges in the northern counties of Fars province including Abadeh, Oqlid, Mamasany, Sepidan, Marvdasht, khorrambid, Pasargad, Arsanjan, Bavanat, Neyriz and Estahban.Also in the service description of this project such exploratory cases as lime (for industrial uses and cement), marl and shale (for brick and tile production), gypsum and construction stone (crushed), sand and gravel (fluvial, clastic, formation and mountain) and decorative rocks. The following(Table1) is the outline of service description: