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Lead, Zinc Ore Extractions Exceed 880K Tons

Lead, Zinc Ore Extractions Exceed 880K TonsLead, Zinc Ore Extractions Exceed 880K Tons

Major Iranian lead and zinc producers extracted 882,972 tons of ores during the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2019-Feb. 19) to register a decline of 13% compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization’s latest report shows.
Angouran Lead and Zinc Complex accounted for 821,562 tons of the total output to register a 14% year-on-year decline, while Nakhlak Lead and Zinc Plant accounted for 61,409 tons of the total output, indicating a 2% decrease YOY.
The two producers extracted an aggregate of 1.09 million tons of ores in the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019).
Lead and zinc ore extractions during the month to Feb. 19 amounted to 61,066 tons, down 21% YOY. Angouran's output stood at 56,900 tons, down 20% YOY. Nakhlak extracted 4,166 tons, down 32% YOY.


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