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May 2017, No. 83


Investing Sector

Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company

V. Jaafari, Managing Director of Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company

Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO) is one of the subsidiaries of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and the most prominent specialized Holding Company producing minerals in Iran. The company’s main focus is on the production of different types of minerals including metallurgical coke, coal, gold, ferrochrome, nepheline syenite, phosphate, lime, potash, titanium, lead and zinc. 

Statement of Commission

IMPASCO’s calling would be known by providing required minerals for the country’s industrial development through flourishing mineral potency by means of conducting mineral exploration operation, commissioning and equipping, construction of processed plant, and exploitation in and out of the country. 

1) Name of Project: North Kouchakali Coal Equipping and Exploitation Mine

Scope: Production of thermal raw coal concentrate

Investment Estimation: 30 million dollars

Investor Absorption: Public tender and making contracts in the form of extraction and sale of product and or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation: The proved reserve is 40 million tons. The excavation carried out amounts to 9000 meters and the layer incline is close to 32 degrees. The annual capacity will be decided after engineering design is done. 

2) Name of Project: South Kouchakali Coal Equipping and Exploitation Mine

Scope: Production of thermal raw coal

Investment Estimation: (Million dollars) It will be decided after the basic engineering design

Way of Investor Absorption: Public tender and making contracts in the form of extraction and sale of the product and/or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation: The reserve is 86 million tons. The excavation carried out amounts to 7574 meters and 1350 hectares have been topographically surveyed. The layer incline is 3-23 degrees. The average layer thickness equals to KC=1.41.

Of course there are 17 layers with average thickness of over 50 centimeters. 

3) Name of Project: Establishment of Chahgaz Grading Plant

Scope: Establishment of Iron Ore Grading Plant capable of sustaining the production rate of 2 million tons of grading product annually

Investment Estimation: (Million dollars) It will be decided after the basic engineering design

Way of Investor Absorption: Public Tender and making contracts in the form of extraction and sale of the product and/or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation: Chahgaz graded iron ore with the average grade equals to 52±2 with the input load quantity of 500 tons per hour and the production rate usable in blast furnaces with the grade of %61 out of this mine in which the proved reserve has been predicted at 90 million tons. 

4) Name of Project: Design and Extraction of the Mine, Establishment of North Anomaly Iron Ore Concentrate Production Plant

Scope: Mine economic and technical studies, reopening, extraction of iron ore with an average grade of %30 from the north anomaly mine and establishment of processing plant for the proven reserve of 300 million tons

Investment Estimation: (Million dollars) It will be decided after the basic engineering design and economic studies

Way of Investor Absorption: Public tender and making deals in the form of extraction and sale of the product and/or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation: Complementary explorations have been done and the proved reserve equals to 300 million tons. 

5) Name of Project: Kohdom Polymetal Mines’ Equipping and Design Project

Scope: Development of exploration and equipping of iron ore, copper and gold processing plants and mines

Investment Estimation: (Million dollars) It will be decided after the basic engineering design and mine design

Investor Absorption: Public tender

Striking contracts in the form of extraction and sale of the product and/or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation: The excavation carried out amounts to over 10,000 meters. The reserve is 4 million tons of gold ore with the grade of 1.2PPM. The annual production of 260 kilograms of gold ingots and 100,000 tons of graded iron ore have been considered through comprehensively basic studies.

Investment estimation of the whole project will be decided after the basic engineering and mine design.

6) Name of Project: Toroud Brine Exploitation and Equipping Reserves

Scope: Exploitation of the brine reserves and the establishment of plants aiming at producing of 60,000 tons of potash, 500,000 tons of magnesium chloride and bi-products

Investment Estimation: 100 million dollars

Investor Absorption: Public tender and striking deals in the form of extraction and sale of the product and/or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation: Basic explorations have been done and the excavation carried out amounts to 2500 meters. The brine proved reserve equals to 1.2 billion cubic meters. Grade analysis of potash, magnesium, and brine rate is 4, 77, and 170 grams per liter respectively.  

7) Name of Project: Production of Khor and Biabanak bi-products

Scope: The production of bi-products like chlorides, sulfates, and magnesium compound out of Khor and Biabanak Plant’s industrial salt and wastewater

Investment Estimation: 55 million dollars

Investor Absorption: Public tender and reaching agreements in the form of extraction and sale of the product and/or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation: Annual production of 1.5 million tons of industrial salt

Investment on other bi-products will be from Khor and Biabanak Potash Plant’s industrial salt and wastewater such as chlorides, sulfides, and magnesium compounds.  

8) Name of Project: Exploration on Sistan & Balouchestan Province Veins

Scope: Basic to detailed exploration of 10 polymetal and potential areas through tracking studies

Investment Estimation: 3.5 million dollars

Investor Absorption: Public tender and tender of extraction and sale of the product and/or negotiating with investor 

Complementary Explanation:

Number of Areas: 117               

Total Area: 13000 square meters

Potential Areas: 14

Target Area Size: 2274 square meters

Done Exploratory Process: Recognition and preliminary tracking

Done Exploratory Plan: Geochemistry, heavy mineral, and complementary tracking

  •  10 potential polymetal areas in Saravan, Zahedan and Taftan-Bazman for basic exploratory studies to detailed phase. If results prove positive, drilling operation and large-scale map design will be done.

  •  3 potential polymetal areas in Janja for the basic study phase, in case of positive results, detailed study phase will be followed. This vein bears the appropriate potentiality of gold, copper, lead and zinc.

  •  Saravan vein is potential for heavy mineral; complementary tracking phase will be done followed by basic phase. This vein holds 2 exploration certificates in suburbs of Saravan. 

9) Name of the Project: Exploration of South Khorasan Province Veins

Scope: Large-scale exploration on 3 veins of South Khorasan Province

Investment Estimation: 3 million dollars

Investor Absorption: Public tender and negotiation with investor 

Complementary Explanation:

Number of Areas: 15              

Target Area Size: 2000 square meters

Done Exploratory Process: Recognition and preliminary and complementary tracking

Done Exploratory Plan: Geochemistry, heavy mineral, and complementary tracking and analyzing of 500 samples and iron ore reserve recognition, gold, lead and zinc anomalies and enormous reserves of constructive rocks, industrial soil and semiprecious rocks

Operational Execution: Holding tender aimed at absorbing investors through new processes 

10) Name of Project: Qom Brine Equipping Reserves

Scope: Design of the plant establishment with the annual production rate of 50,000 tons of magnesium oxide and bi-products from Qom Brine Lake

Investment Estimation: 80 million dollars

Investor Absorption: Public tender and making contracts in the form of extraction and sale of the product and/or through negotiating with the investor

Complementary Explanation

  •  Reserve rate of 32 million tons of magnesia with the grade of 11-30 grams per liter ( Mg++)

  •  200 million tons of halite with the grade of 34-92 grams per liter in Sodium ion (Na++)

  •  5.4 million tons silhouette with the grade of 0.3-4 grams per liter in Potassium ion ( K+) 

  •  exploitation as well as mine ore sale

Address: No. 1713, Opp. Cinema Esteqlal, above Vali-e Asr Sq.

P.O.Box: 14155 - 3598  Tehran, Iran

Tel: (+9821) 88912593

www.impasco.gov.ir

Email: impasco@impasco.gov.ir

 

Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO)

How to sell products:

In its subsidiary mines, Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO), has products such as zinc dust, phosphor, Iron, nepheline concentrates, gold bullion, limestone grain, lead concentrate, metallurgical coke and ferrochrome alloy, while it offers most of its products through the stock exchange and tender market. 

Valuable Safety, Health and Environment Measures

In order to connect online to Kerman Department of Environment system, IMPASCO has embarked upon installation and launching of an online monitoring system in Zarand Coking Complex in Kerman Province.

With the launch of the monitoring system, the amount of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and exiting NOx through the exhaust flue are measured with an aim to examine the increasing or decreasing amount of emissions based on environmental standards.

Also with the installation of dust collector in Pir Bakran Limestone Quarry, the company has managed to reduce the amount of dust particles produced by stone crusher from 830 to 20 milligrams per cubic meter. Moreover, the powdered product obtained from the dust particles are used for sale.

To reduce and prevent the spread of the dust resulting from the passage of heavy machinery on the roads ending to the mines, the company uses calcium chloride solution of potash brine in Khoor and Biabanak to spray dirt roads of Pir Bakran mines, Jalalabad, Chah Gaz, Nakhlak, Mooteh and Sangan 2 to 3 times a year. By using calcium chloride solution, IMPASCO has not only saved water but has been also successful economically.
 

 

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