Exploration of Mineral Asset Base of Punjab

Exploration and Resource Estimation of Iron Ore and Associated Minerals at Chiniot and Rajoa

Phase I of Exploration and Resource Estimation of Iron Ore and Associated Metallic Minerals in Chiniot-Rajoa, Punjab, Pakistan shaped 150 million tons of iron ore deposit at Chiniot as per NI-43-101 (Canadian Standards). Over 62,000 meters drilling through 71 boreholes completed with 95% core recovery and analyses of +10,000 core samples at SGS Labs (Switzerland) and ACME Labs.

Phase II of Exploration and Resource Estimation of Iron Ore and other minerals in district Chiniot, district Faisalabad and other areas/districts of Punjab, Pakistan. Total drilled 17,035 meters, 19 boreholes completed, 2 boreholes in progress, 2,500 samples sent to SGS lab for analysis. Extension of deposit indicated around 500 meters towards North at Chiniot. Selection of 423 sq km area at Sargodha for detailed land geophysical surveys.

Geophysical Survey of Sub Surface Pre-Cambrian Shield Rocks in Punjab For Metallic Mineral Deposits

Mines & Minerals Department has engaged Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) to undertake geophysical surveys and drilling over and area of 18000 km against a cost of PKR. 57.6 Million, to identify the anomalous zones of metallic minerals in the sub surface pre-cambrian shield rocks in Punjab. 32 promising anomalies have been detected during the semi detailed survey.

Steel Making from Kalabagh Iron Ore

According to historical estimates 300MT iron ore deposits exist near Kalabagh, District Mianwal. To establish an economical and viable process for making steel using indigenous iron ore and non-coking coal, Government of Punjab engaged M/s IMC and  SGA and a German Consortium through competitive bidding process against a total cost of PKR.145 Million. The said Consortium has developed economically viable process for sponge iron and steel.

Estimation of Coal Resources in Salt Range

Underground Coal Mines Survey; third party validation, Punjab, Pakistan Coal Resources Model upgraded to increase the level of confidence of the investors in Coal Based Power Generation. Confirmed availability of 511 MTs of suitable coal for powergeneration. Upgradation of measured coal resource from 18 Mt to 94 Mt for inclusion of a 300 MW Local Coal Fired Power Plant in CPEC, with 500 million US $ foreign investment. Areas for corporate leasing identified. Geo referencing and clustering of mines to enable sustainable supply of coal for power plant. Concessionaires trained on semi-mechanized techniques by German Consultant.