Anguran Lead and Zinc Complex
with Anguran Mineral Complex Managing Director Mansour Shabani:
Would you please briefly elaborate on the activities of Anguran Lead and
Anguran Lead and Zinc Mineral Complex are in three sections of open mine,
underground mine (sulfur) and travertine construction stone. Extraction in
the open mine includes collecting tailings and mineral extraction that is
accomplished by the contractor and the extracted minerals would be delivered
by the employer (Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company – IMPASCO) in
the course of a special process to different factories for processing and
producing ingots. The underground sector (sulfur) has been established in
order to gain speedy access to the mineral substances in the lower parts of
the mineral reserves. About 4200 meters different excavations had previously
been made by the employer but continuation of the activity is conditioned on
the completion of the preparations. Also, excavation of the mineral
substance through tender has been ceded to the eligible contractor. The
extracted mineral substance will be delivered to the employer in order to be
handed over to the applicants through auction or the stock market.
mineral substance of Anguran Complex is travertine construction stone with a
geological reserve of about 30 million tons and definitive reserve of over
14 million tons. The operation license has been maintained for the 14
million tons, and it is expected that annually 25 thousand tons will be
extracted. The extraction and sale of the travertine construction stone is
done by the contractor and the employer’s share will be paid by the
contractor after the sale.
The lead and
zinc soil of Anguran is solely supplied to the domestic factories and
considering the capacities created and domestic needs there is no
possibility for export but as for travertine, there is the possibility for
export which, with regard to the type of the contract will be sold and
exported by the contractor.
What is the status and conditions of Anguran Lead and Zinc Complex with
regard to foreign investment?
Due to dire
need of the domestic market to mineral substances produced by this complex
and valuable mining experience that has become endemic, attraction of
foreign investment in the mining sector is not necessary at least under the
present conditions but with regard to exploration, use of the potential of
foreign companies active in the field of exploration and utilization of
modern discovery methods can be considered in the complementary explorations
as well as discoveries in the areas adjacent to Anguran.
What proposals do you have for participation in international consortiums
and Iran’s presence in neighboring countries?
Formation of an
international consortium under the present conditions is out of the question
for Anguran mine. As for the strategy defined by Iran Minerals Production
and Supply Company based on the activity in the area of exploration of lead
and zinc elements inside and outside the country, taking advantage of the
experiences gained in Anguran mine to achieve the aforementioned strategy is
possible. Therefore, the complex can participate in international
consortiums in order to develop lead and zinc mines of the regional states
such as Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Turkey.
Would you please elaborate on cooperation with foreign and international
with foreign and international companies in the field of completing
exploration in the mine and the adjacent areas has had justification and it
is necessary to resume talks with renowned and expert companies in order to
expedite implementation of the above-mentioned operations and taking
advantage of modern exploration methods. Furthermore, in the field of
sustainability studies of the mine walls and related monitoring and taking
advantage of the updated experiences in this area, we need to communicate
with foreign parties.
Is there any possibility for export of technical and engineering services in
With regard to
the experiences gained in this field, contractors and consultants active in
mine have achieved significant capabilities. Meanwhile, experts of the
employer sector have sufficient and updated information in the areas of
exploration, design and extraction. Therefore, in case of presence in
international market and support of relevant institutions, especially by
insurance funds, there is the possibility to offer technical and engineering
In line with the safety, health and environmental activities what macro
measures have been taken?
In line with realization of safety, health and environment culture which has
always been confirmed by the executive body, this complex has been
successful in receiving ISO 14001, 9001and OHSAS 18001 certificates.
and Zinc Mineral Complex
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