Azad Kashmir: Pakistan’s treasure chest of rubies

Monday, 16 October 2017

The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) are sitting on a treasure chest: millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them.But archaic tools and a lack of investment in infrastructure and techniques are hampering efforts to transform the area into a significant player in the gem industry."Mining is done by small blasts – and we lose 40 to 50 percent of the value of the stones, and secondly due to lack of investment in our corporation we ...

Saudi Arabia issues 2,000 mining licences worth $66 bln

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid bin Abdul Aziz al-Falih said that 2,000 mining licenses have been provided to the private sector with a total value on of $66 billion in Saudi Arabia.. "The number of mining licenses granted by the ministry to the private sector is approximately 2000 mining licenses covering about 70 thousand square kilometers,” he said during a meeting with the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergey Donskoy. Donskoy ...

Industrial city in Ras Al-Khair points to the Kingdom’s economic future

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The government sees mining as the eventual third pillar of its economy after petroleum and petrochemicals

Briton killed in Iraq mine-clearing accident

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The British national was killed while trying to defuse a bomb planted by ISIS

The new gold rush? Prospecting firm hopes to strike it big in Egypt

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The country seeks to reverse its fortunes after a five year economic slump, with prospectors hoping to strike it big

Saudi Arabia well placed to become major global player in commodities

Monday, 19 October 2015

Leading local and international experts agree that the Saudi Arabia has what it takes to be a mining and minerals superpower

Saudi Arabia to excavate 500,000oz of gold

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Maaden is also considering introducing downstream operations to the Madinah regio

Saudi Arabia to launch $9.5bn mining industrial city

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Ministers of petroleum, electricity and economy were among officials that attended the ceremony

Saudi Maaden restarts aluminum plant production line

Sunday, 29 December 2013

The company had shut one of its smelting lines in mid-October due to problems that encountered a production ramp up

MENA mining sector sees bonanza in coming years

Sunday, 11 August 2013

The mining sector of the Middle East and North Africa is projected to see a strong growth over the coming years, Business Monitor International said in its MENA Mining Report Q3 2013. With low base effects, governmental will to increase non-oil revenues and significant resources it appears the region is set for strong growth. Turkey and Northern Iraq were identified as key areas for growth. That said, the region will remain peripheral in the global mining sector as it continues to underperform ...

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