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Mehdi-Abad Lead, Zinc Output Up 77%

Mehdi-Abad Lead, Zinc Output Up 77%Mehdi-Abad Lead, Zinc Output Up 77%

More than 582,000 tons of lead and zinc were produced by Mehdi-Abad Lead and Zinc Complex in the last Iranian year (ended March 19), indicating a 77% growth compared to the previous year, Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization reported on its website. According to the complex’s managing director, Amin Safari, the mine’s output is expected to double by the end of the new year. Located in Yazd Province, the mine is one of the world’s largest deposits of zinc and lead with proven reserves of up to 342 million tons. Iran produces close to 5.2% of the world’s lead and zinc.