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Mineral Resources in Sindh, Pakistan

By Mrs. Farzana Panhwar (2004).



Pakistan lies between longitudes of 60-70° East and latitudes 20°N and 37°N. In its north it have Himalayas, which have boundary with Russia and China. On its west is Afghanistan and Iran. South -West have Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf on to south-east have Indian territories. Pakistan is having 41 districts. From agro-geographical point it is divided into following regions.

- Mountainous north and north western region.

- The plateau of Quetta city and Kalat.

- The plains of Indus basin.

- Sand and sand dune tracts of Cholistan and Thar.

- Marsh lands and delta region.

Major minerals of Pakistan are: gypsum, barite, magnesite, soap stone, fluorite, marble, China clay, fire clay and fullers earth.


Mineral Resources Found in Sindh

The gas, chromite, coal, gypsum, limestone and salt were discovered long time ago, with more intensive exploration, petroleum and other mineral have been found. The rich deposits of copper, iron, chromite, lead, zinc are discovered in large quantity, as well as a good quantity of coal has also be found in Thar in the province of Sindh. the production of barite, bentoite, various types of industrial clays ochre and silica sand has also found in recent years. Lead and zinc deposits are found in Lasbela area in province of Balochistan, chromite deposits in Khuzdar, coal deposits in Thar and iron ore in Punjab province. Large number of Antimony deposits are found in Balochistan, chromite found in Peshwar. Iron ore deposits are located in Kalabagh, Lengrial, Chilghazi and Chiniot area. around 14 million tonnes of lead and Zinc deposits are discovered in Balochistan.

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Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Mineral Resources in Sindh, Pakistan.

More research papers: see Farzana Panhwar.


Last update: 04 October 2022

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