Is Balochistan Rich In Minerals?


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Geological Survey of Pakistan has established following locations of commercially exploitable minerals in Balochistan province . Their details are as under:
A. Metallic Minerals
(1) Aluminium Ziarat and Kalat (large deposits)
(2) Chromium Lasbela, Khuzdar, Kharan, Muslim Bagh and Zohb (all fairly large deposits)
(3) Copper Chagai, Saindak, Lasbela and Khuzdar Districts
(4) Lead/Zinc Lasbela, Khuzdar and Dudder ( over 10 million Tonnes of high grade ore
(5) Gold Saindak and Chaghai Districts
(6) Iron Chaghai (about 50 million tonnes of high grade ore)
(7) Platinum Lasbela, Khuzdar, Kaharan, Muslim Bagh and Zhob Districts
(8) Uranium Chaghai (very small quantity)

b. Non Metallic Minerals
(1) Alum Koh-e-Sultan (Used in dyeing and tanning industry)
(2) Asbestos Zhob, Muslim Bagh and Lasbela Districts
(3) Barytes Khuzdar, Lasbela and Koh-e-Sultan (Used as flux in smelting Iron and manganese)
(4) Flourspar Kalat District (Used as flux in manufacture of steel and aluminium)
(5) Gypsum Spin Tangi, Harnai and Chamlang
(6) Limestone Duki, Barkhan, Quetta, Sharigh, Harnai, Khuzdar and Makran Coast (more than 5 Billion Tons)
(7) Dolomite Quetta, Kalat and Khuzdar areas( Used as chiefly refractory material, about 5 Billion tonnes deposits)

c. Industrial Minerals. These minerals are non metallic and not as glamorous as metals ores but have good economic value. Use of industrial minerals is essential for the production of metals. Their further types and location are as under:
(1) Abrasive Mineral Used in different industries for grinding, cutting, boring, sharpening, buffing and polishing. Those found in Balochistan include Garnet, Pumice, Perlite and Basalt

d. Chemical Minerals
(1) Common Salt Chagai and Makaran Districts
(2) Borax, Borate, Carbonate and sulphate Minerals   Chagai, Panjgur, lasbela and Makaran Districts
(3) Sulphur Chaghai and Kachi Districts
e. Fertilizer Minerals
(1) Potassium Fertilizers Chaghai and Kachi Districts
(2) Nitrate Fertilizers    Chaghai District
(3) Phosphate Fertilizers Bolan Pass
(4) Magnesium Fertilizers   Khuzdar, Kalat , Muslim Bagh and Zhob Districts

f. Paint and Pigment Minerals
(1) Talc(Soap Stone) Zhob District
(2) Ochr Ziarat District
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What type of minerals are found in balochistan? What is their estimated cost? And why they are not yet been explored?

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