In each country, optimal utilization of available & unused capital is one of the basics for sustainable development. In this direction, revision of abandoned mines in Iran is of special importance & it is necessary to reevaluate the mines & unused capital for proper utilization & increasing profit
|Abandoned mines DB of Iran|
Organizing data of Iran's abandoned mines :
In the developed countries, the mines, which their reserves have been run out, are called “abandoned mines”. However, these kinds of mines are important because they can be exploited via the present economic and technical conditions during the mines review processes. This exploitation is normally economic. Sometimes, certain elements may be available with the minerals, which are important when modern and advanced new technology and mining conditions are considered. In the worst conditions, if these mines do not have any reserves, they are assessed for environmental impacts, and safety making process is exerted for residents.
Before safety measures
After safety measures
Mining in Iran is completely different from developed countries and does not have any standard and clear structure. In our country, all abandoned mines have not been closed, because of running out of their reserves. Many reasons have had role in this case. As a result, besides consideration to the environmental issues the abandoned mines of Iran have unique economic properties, which increase the significance of these mines and their re-examination. Because of the above-mentioned reasons, the definition of abandoned mines in Iran is different from the other countries descriptions. In accordance with the last definition of the Ministry of Mines and Metals, mines are divided to two groups; active and inactive. Inactive mines are divided to two sub-groups; 1.Stagnant mines and 2.Abandoned mines
Stagnant mines: the mines that they do not have any exploitation and preparation permission in a particular year are called stagnant mines.
Abandoned mines: the mines that they do not have any exploitation and preparation permission in a particular year and the validity of them has been expired for more than 5 years are called abandoned mines. As the goal is the compilation of data concerning abandoned mines, and preparation of suitable conditions to re-examine them, therefore, abandoned mines activities have been stopped and their license have been cancelled. According to the Ministry of Mines and Metals, definitions of this group of mines include both abandoned mines and stagnant mines.