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.
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.
A 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).