Pakistan has excellent mineral potential including precious metals, dimension stones, industrial minerals, rock salt, coal etc. But the potential have not been developed commensurately. Mismatch primarily due to capital intensive nature of investment. The mining and quarrying sector grew by 7.6% in 2012-13 as against 4.6% for the year before. To date, over 1,400 mining concessions have been granted and the sector contributes 2.4$ to GNP.

Pakistan has a good edge for the gems and jewelry sector, the availability of gemstone as raw material is in abundance as well as the additional factor of low cost of production, talented, energetic and hard working artisans are the significant promising features for investment. The value addition at source by gem processing will be in the interest investors as the raw material will be readily available and processing can be made comparatively at lower cost.

Investment Growth Potential

Pakistan Trade & Entrepreneurship Development Organisation offers joint ventures in following projects:

  • Gold & Base Metals Exploration in the Northern Areas of Pakistan
  • Coal Briquetting Plan,
  • Coal mining for small thermal power plants,
  • Production of Ultra Refined Salt.


Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: an olive-green.

Peridot olivine found in Arizona ,Pakistan etc


is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.


is abundant, multivalent, and nonmetallic.  Elemental sulfur is a bright yellow crystalline solid at room temperature


is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine. It is one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals.


ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone. Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.


is a crystalline boron silicate mineral. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone.


is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers called coal beds.


commonly known as rock salt, is a type of salt, the mineral (natural) form of sodium chloride (NaCl).