Exploration & Mining

As subsidiary of GIMIDCO, Ghadir Mines Exploration & Industries Company specializes in mineral exploration and has been active in different prospecting zones in Iran.

  • Project:
    • Fars Prospecting zone
    • Exploration operation consisting of reconnaissance phase at Nickel Prospecting Zone in Fars province whose area is 642 km2 which leading to 3 promising areas of 408 Km2.
  • Activities summary:
    • Doing phase zero studies was entitled “base studies and screening of Fars prospecting zone” and presenting the final report to Fars province Industry, Mine & Trade administration.
    • Sign a contract to do reconnaissance phase in Nickel Prospecting zone.
    • Completing reconnaissance phase of Nickel Prospecting zone.”
  • Future activity:
    • Following up exploration by doing prospecting phase.
  • Project:
    • Azerbaijan Prospecting zone
    • Completing reconnaissance phase at West Azerbaijan Prospecting zone#1 whose area is 1983 km2 within which 9 promising areas, totally 267 Km2 in area, has been proposed. Presently, Prospecting phase is being done.
  • Activity summary:
    • Sign a memorandum of Understanding between GIMIDCO and Industry, Mine & Trade administration of West Azarbaijan province about entrusting the West Azerbaijan Prospecting zone to GIMIDCO.
    • Publishing and presenting the phase zero report of West Azerbaijan Prospecting zone to Industry, Mine & Trade administration.
    • Sign a consultation contract to perform reconnaissance phase of West Azarbaijan prospecting zone.
    • Sign a contract for doing airborne geophysics with ESKAM (Novin Pars Mineral Exloration company) to collect and interpret magnetometery and radiometry data in eastern section of Prospecting zone. (collecting airborne geophysics data in western section is not possible)
    • Preparation and presentation of report of reconnaissance phase based on all available and collected data.
  • Future plans:
    • Completing and presenting final report of airborne geophysics by ESKAM company
    • Place a bid and inquiry from accepted companies
    • Analyzing, identification and presentation of possible promising area(s) to Industry, Mine and Trade administration of West Azarbaijan province to replace the western section.
    • Introducing promising areas and beginning the general exploration phase.
  • Project:
    • Mazandaran Mineral Zone
    • Completing reconnaissance and Prospecting phases in 3 Prospecting zones of Mazandaran province whose areas are totally 5323 km2.
  • Activity summary:
    • Gathering and preparation of dataset for every prospecting zone involving Geology, geochemistry and hydro-geochemistry layers.
    • Using old airborne geophysics whose runway interval is 7.5 Km, remote sensing data and present-day condition of mines
    • Identification of Promising areas from compiling of all data layer
    • Presenting the final report of reconnaissance phase to Industry, Mine and trade administration of Mazandaran province
    • Place a bid to choose an authorized contractor for doing prospecting phase in every Mazandaran Prospecting zone.
    • sign a contract with consultants who won the tender in each prospecting zone.
    • Beginning the prospecting phase and sampling in each three prospecting zone.
  • Future plans:
    • Continuation of prospecting phase and field trip and sampling in all three prospecting zone.
    • Starting and performing airborne geophysics in each three prospecting zone.
  • Project:
    • Detailed exploration of nickel laterite mine of Chah Gheib in Bavanat town.
  • Activity summary:
    • Doing primary studies involving feasibility studies.
    • Site visit by expert and professionals for performing detailed ecploration.
    • Starting the exploration in block A area
    • Sign a contract with two Iranian companies and one foreign (Autotec, Finland) to evaluate the possibility of processing and extraction of nickel from Chah Gheib Bavanat nickel mine.
    • Preparation and construction of road for performing exploratory drilling
    • Made topography map in Block A district.
    • Localize exploratory drilling position in block A in order to estimate the reserve, geometry of ore body and average grade of ore.
  • Future plans:
    • Obtaining required licenses to continue detailed exploration in the mine district.
    • Continuing detailed exploration including exploratory drilling to estimate the reserve and shape of the ore body. (in case of being feasible)
    • Presenting a suitable exploitation plan to operate the mine (in case of obtaining positive results from previous phases)
  • Project:
    • Kerman Prospecting zone#18
    • reconnaissance g phase has been completed at Kerman Prospecting zone#18 whose area is 771 km2 within which 4 promising areas, totally 269 Km2 in area, has been proposed. Presently, prospecting phase in being done. Activities summary:
  • Activity Summary:
    • Sing a memorandum of Understanding between GIMIDCO and Industry, Mine & Trade administration of Kerman province about entrusting the Kerman Prospecting zone#18 to GIMIDCO.
    • Publishing and presenting the phase zero report of Kerman Prospecting zone#18 to Industry, Mine & Trade administration.
    • sing a consultation contract to perform reconnaissance phase of Kerman prospecting zone.
    • Preparation and presentation of final report of reconnaissance phase based on all available and collected data.
    • sing a consultation contract to perform prospecting phase within promising areas that have been recognized during reconnaissance phase.