Bama Company owns more than half a century experience on
traditional underground and open – pit mining, also, experiencing
mechanized underground mining at present.
Bama Company owns more than
half a century experience on traditional underground and open – pit
mining, also, experiencing mechanized underground mining at present.
Directors of BAMA Co. and TETE at opening of tunnel 1710 From right to
Mr., Y. Mohammadi, H. Tafazoli, B. Kalantarpor, S. Chelik, J. Sadeghi,
N. Hashemi, V. Alizadeh, K. Kashefipor, A. Maghsodi, M. Mirzaian & J.
Bama Company as second biggest mining company in Iran has exploited the
vast carbonate hosted zinc and lead deposits within Irankuh Mountain. The
Mountain is located at 20 kilometers distance from southwest of Isfahan,
central Iran between 51 33 to 51 40 longitude and 32 27 to 32 32 latitude.
Irankuh Mountain with about 3 km width exposed along northwest to the
southeast, 25 kilometers. Minimum and maximum altitude from sea level is
1670 m. and 2750 m. respectively.
with 50 millimeters rainfall dry climate reign in region but vicinity to
the Zayandeh Rood River cause a flourishing agriculture in territory.
There are several towns and villages near the mine such as Abnil,
Sahlavan, Baghkoomeh, Afjeh, Kelishad, Sooderjan, Bagh Abrisham and
Yazdabad. Railway - facility to transfer coal from Kerman to Isfahan Steel
Mill has been located at one Kilometer far from Irankuh Mountain. The best
access to Irankuh is on Kilometer 12th of Isfahan, Shahr - e -
Kord, Eastward pass to Bagh Abrisham, Abnil Mountain.
First systematic exploration studies was conducted by the government in
Irankuh Mountain during 1934 to 1939 which two tunnels were drilled in
northern flank of Mountain which now called Tappeh Sorkh open - pit. But
due to outburst of World War II lead and zinc exploration ceased and was
not pursued. In 1951 exploration studies renewed and led exploitation
permit to be issued and transferred to Bama Company to start small scale
mining in1952. Concurrent exploration together with exploitation developed
new horizon for company and in 1973 the flotation plant with capacity of
1000 tons feed per day and two calcinating furnaces each with a capacity
of 250 tons per day were erected and operation has been started.
Concurrently under ground mining in trio areas of Kolahdarvazeh, Tappeh
Sorkh and Gushfil respectively turned to open - pit and exploitation
machineries were installed.
Stock Exchange Market:
BAMA Company (private joint
stock) was registered on December 18, 1951 under registration number 434
in the Registry of Deeds and Industrial Properties Office in Isfahan. On
September 1, 2002, BAMA Company was registered as a public joint stock
company and on March 16, 2004, BAMA Company was admitted to Tehran Stock
Exchange Market. Based on the articles of association of the company, the
scope of activity of company includes: prospecting, exploration and
exploitation of mines nationwide, selling and export of minerals and
offering any all the services related to the scope of activity of the
company directly or indirectly.
Since early 2004, BAMA has achieved its position in Stock Exchange Market
and identified as a leading and productive stock. During 2007 BAMA
increased its total shares from 49536000 shares to 79536000 shares. The
shareholders of BAMA include Amir Industrial and Mining Group, Arasteh
Madan, Danayan - e - Pars Investment Company, Peyman Amir Commercial
Services (79%) and other shareholders (21%), legal entity stockholders and
Total 310 employees make live body of BAMA include experts, skilful
workers and others. In order to expertise employees to new ideas and
updated technology, BAMA has erranded them to several countries such as
Germany, Finland, South Africa, China, Italy and Turkey. The Company
enjoys the souvenir of those scientific trips in proper manner.
Operation Geology and Exploration:
The dolomite hosted zinc and
lead deposits of Irankuh Mountain resembled to Mississipi valley type
model which in Iran extended from Malayer to Esfahan. Irankuh deposit is
the largest known mineralization in the belt.
Based on the exploration studies in
BAMA, open-pit mining preference proven, and ore deposits in trio open
pits calculated as follows:
1- Gooshfil: 2.5 million tons
reserve of lead and zinc sulfur with the average grade 9 percent.
2- Tapeh Sorkh: 3.5 million tons of
lead and zinc sulfur with the average grade 5%.
3- Kolahdarvazeh: one million tons
of zinc carbonate with the average grade of 10%.
TAPEH SORKH OPEN PIT
GUSHFIL OPEN PIT
At the same time exploration studies
follows in new prospects such as Zone 1, Zone 5, Romarmar, Gardaneh,
Khaneh Gorgi and Cheshmeh Zard. Complementary geochemical soil sampling
has been planned for evaluating geophysical anomalies and exploring
possible deposits in underground.
Open - Pit
main open pits such as Gooshfill, Tapeh Sorkh and Kolahdarvazeh produce
ore for flotation plant. Gooshfil and Tapeh Sorkh located at southern
flank of Irankuh Mountain and Kolahdarvazeh located at south. Behpouran
Sofeh Company as a public stock company has derived through BAMA employee
in 2002 and involve as a contractor for exploitation activities in BAMA
January 2007 BAMA Company signed an agreement with TETE Mining and
Engineering Company (Turkish) in order to implement all the research,
studies, discovery, preparation and exploitation of mineral materials in
Gooshfil mine of BAMA concerning underground mining method. The main
target of this project is establishing an access to proven ore reserves
(about 2.5 million tons) underneath the current pit. The job started well
enough and two adits with 20 square meter cross section aerial and 12.5%
slope drill in levels of 1710 and 1590. So far 1100 meters progress has
been reported. The project scheduled to be fulfilled during 14 years and
in the end of second year ore exploitation expected.
Mineral processing unit
equipped with 2 flotation lines and feed capacity of 2000 tons per day
which consumes the ore with average grade 5% and produce 5 different
concentrations such as zinc and lead sulfur, zinc and lead carbonate and
zinc oxide with 60% purity.
Since 1996, Bama has launched
new environmental standards within the company. By using all necessary
means such as biological methods including planting various species
resistant to local conditions has succeeded to restrain pollutions
resulting from mining operations. The company has developed about 50
hectares of green space and planted 40,000 seedlings of various species.
Those efforts resulted BAMA territory to be shown the most beautiful and
vast green space in the country mines.
Operations from 2005 to 2007:
During the years 2005 to 2007,
BAMA Company retains to stand on exemplary exporter of goods by state
administration. The time span brought high peaks in share prices for the
company. 303 per cent growth on company’s profitability was great
concession to announce Bama as an outstanding company in recent years.
The world metal market (Zinc and
Lead) experienced the years of astonishment. The Zinc price increased to
more than US$ 4,500 per ton on late 2006 and early 2007. The lead price
showed an increase up to US$ 4,000 per ton during October 2007. Although
those fluctuations affected income of BAMA but the company adopted a
tempered strategy for overcoming expectable decrease on metal prices. The
period of high prices of zinc brought a proper chance for the company to
replace old machineries and equipments. In accordance to increased-lead
prices, the company implemented system - modification to increase lead
concentrates production. The result of such modification delivers
facilities to meet company’s target on Tehran Stock Exchange Market.
During the last three years, BAMA
Company drilled 6,333 meters, exploited 11,377,900 tons waste which
resulted more than one million tons sulfur and carbonate ore. By consuming
this amount of ore in flotation unit, 300,000 tons different kind of
concentrates with 60 per cent purity have been produced. The company has
exported about 54 per cent of products, and balance traded in local
of BAMA with Universities and Other Research Centers:
BAMA inherited to be open for
new idea in fields of exploration, mining, mineral processing and other
related objectives. Many years experiencing such a kind approaches led to
own a valuable legacy of reports and articles. So far more than twenty
university thesis on M.S and PHD degrees has been issued on BAMA ground
Bama constantly seeks the consulting
of elite in related articles for developing its current activities and
Based on nationwide cooperation with
universities, Bama accepts about 30 students for short term training,
Programs of the Company to Attain its Objectives:
1- Establishment of a new flotation
plant with the capacity of 1,200 tons for processing low grade ores of
Tappeh Sorkh and Gooshfil will ncrease the capacity for production of
concentrates by 12,000 tons annually.
2- Increasing the exploitation of
ore in Tappeh Sorkh open pit.
3- Continuing Gooshfil underground
project to reduce exploitation costs.
4- Complementary exploration studies
within company concession in areas such as Zone 1 Goshfil, Romarmar, Zone
5, Khane Gorgi and Gardaneh.
5- Expansion of the scope of
exploitation operations outside the company territory, nationwide.
6- Taking necessary measures for
utilizing the full production capacities of the company through renovation
of the equipment and replacing old machineries with new ones.
7- Completion the integrated data
system of the company and calculating the finished prices of goods in a
8- Increasing the amount of
investment in other industrial and mining companies in order to augment
the volume of country mineral production.
9- Boosting cooperation and
interaction between industries and mining administration of Esfahan, Fars,
Zanjan and Sistan Baluchestan provinces.
10- Improving the welfare facilities
of employees of the company.
11- Increasing the volume of
assistance to cultural and charity organizations.
statement, concerning Bama’s lead and zinc mineral reservoirs at present,
under conducted present management, expecting a brilliant and great
prosperous on forthcoming years.
Baharan Kelishad Esfahan Iran
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