TEHRAN (Iran News) – Production of Mouteh Gold Mine in Isfahan Province amounted to 254 kilograms in the nine months ending December 21, 2019, reported Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
The report added that based on plans, the output of the mining complex for the 12-month period ending March 19, 2020, is set at 330 kilograms of gold, according to imidro.gov.ir.
The complex is implementing gold extraction projects which include enrichment of low-grade ores, treatment of tailings and renovation of technology to reduce power pollution as well as improvement of quality.
According to the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade figures, Iran has 15 gold mines, 12 of which are active.
Gold exploration is underway in most provinces, including East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Kurdestan, Kerman, Khorasan Razavi, South Khorasan, Isfahan, Yazd, Markazi, Qom, Hamedan and Zanjan.
Iran’s National Geology and Mineral Exploration Organization put Iran’s total proven and probable gold reserves at 320 tons.
The provinces of Tehran, Isfahan, Khorasan Razavi and East Azarbaijan are top gold producing hubs.
Mouteh, located in the city of Barkhar-e Meymeh, is estimated to produce over 300 kilograms of gold per year.
According to IMIDRO statistics, the annual production from the Mouteh Gold Mine amounted to 401 kilograms in the year to March 20, 2019.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews