Mining & Mineral Sector in Pakistan

Pakistan has great potential in mineral development. 
Various geological surveys conducted in the recent past have proved potential reserves of various metallic minerals.

The reserves and extraction of some important minerals in the country are given in table below
 

Minerals Reserves Unit of Measurement Year-wise Extraction
1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03

Antimony

  000 Tons - - 95 37 35
Argonite /
Marble
Very Large
deposits
000 Tons 411 579 620 622 598
China Clay 4.9 million tons 000 Tons 67 63 47.574 53.542 42.575
Celestite Not estimated Tons 642 802 807 382 402
Chromite Fairly large
deposits
000 Tons 18 26 21.683 24.185 30.675
Coal 185 billion tons 000 Tons 3,378 3,164 3,269 3,609 3,511
Dolomite Very large
deposits
000 Tons 198.831 347.583 352.689 312.886 243.789
Fire Clay Over 100 million tons 000 Tons 153 139 163.723 171.056 116.515
Fullers
Earth
Fairly large
deposits
000 Tons 16 19 12.926 15.521 14.723
Gypsum
Anhydrite
350 million tons 000 Tons 242 355 399.097 401.740 424.107
Lime Stone Very large
deposits
000 Tons 9,466 9,589 10,868 10,805 11,880
Magnesite 12 million tons 000 Tons 3,455 4,513 4,645 4,637 2,645
Rock Salt Over 100 million tons 000 Tons 1,190 1,358 1,394 1,423 1,426
Silica Sand Very large
deposits
000 Tons 158 167 154.867 161.737 185.415
Ochre .. 000 Tons 4.080 4.793 4.691 5.064 6.733
Sulphur 0.8 million tons 000 Tons 19.103 22.812 17.428 22.580 19.401
Soap Stone 0.6 million tons 000 Tons 42 48 46.989 53.573 65.979
Baryte 30 million tons 000 Tons 18 26 28.289 21.451 40.754
Bauxite / Laterite Over 74 million tons Tons 41,362 48,237 35,114 37,182 40,649
Iron Ore Over 430 million tons Tons 38,151 45,980 24,765 4,942 4,762
Crude Oil 296 million US barrels Mln barrels 19.95 20.40 21.08 23.19 23.45
Natural Gas 492 billion cu. Mtr. Mln cu. Mtr 21,090 23,170 24,780 26,160 20,120

Pakistan Metallic & Iron Ore Sector - 2015
Pakistan Industrial Minerals Sector - 2015
Pakistan Coal Sector - 2015
Pakistan Mining & Mineral Sector - Reserves & Extraction

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