TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) – Kavous Ghasemi, General Director of Mines Bureau of Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, said on Wednesday that Iran enjoys a valuable reserve of mineral resources.
TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) – An official at Stone Association of Iran has announced that the country possessed three billion tons of reserves of decorative stones.
By: Farhad Safari
NEISHABOUR, Dec. 28 (MNA) – Seyyed Hassan Afkhami is a lovely old man who has been working in Neishabour Turquoise Mine since he was 12 years old. Majority of local people here have been engaged in extracting the precious stone from the world's largest turquoise mine located near Neishabour in Khorasan Razavi province that has a long history dating back to 3,000 b.c.
TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – Mashhad in the northeast and Lalejin in west-central part of country have won international recognition as World Cities of Gems and Pottery, respectively.
Deputy Head of ICHTO:
MASHHAD, Oct. 18 (MNA) – Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) said that efforts are being made to register Mashhad as the world’s city of precious and semi-precious stones.