Iran among top 10 countries with most mineral deposits

TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) – The head of Iran Mine House says that Iran is among the countries that possess most mineral reserves.

The head of Iran Mine House Mohamad Reza Bahraman made the remarks in a meeting with Ilam provincial governor on Sunday afternoon.

“In terms of mineral deposits, our country is one of the top 10 countries in the world and is among the top three that possess construction rocks,” Bahraman said.

Iran enjoys a unique position in terms of possessing diverse natural resources and its geography, the head of Iran Mine House said, adding “in terms of metallic and non-metallic minerals, we are also among the richest countries in the world.”

Meanwhile, the Iranian official acknowledged that the vast reserves have not been used properly in the interest of the country’s economy and eradicating unemployment.

He added that more investment is needed in mineral deposits such as copper, iron ore, lead and zinc, decorative stones etc..

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