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Angouran Zinc and Plumb Mine

Geographic Position

Anghoran mine is located 130 kilometers south east of Zanjan near east Azerbaijan province boarder.  The access road to this mine is Zanjan - Dandi Road

Weather Conditions

The elevation of the highest point in the mining area is 3100 meters from sea level.  This mine is located in a mountainous area with challenging weather conditions during winter and temperate climate during summer.  The lowest temperature during winter is -37 degrees and the highest during summer is 32 degrees.  The area ranks high in precipitation with snow falls from end of October to end of March

History

Mining activities in the area started centuries ago.  Large scale mining officially began in 1304 (1925).  Upon further exploration and estimating the reserved deposit, open pit mining operation expanded in 1385 - 2005

This mine has sulfide and oxide zones.  Zinc and plump contents in some areas reach to 40% level.  Open gangue removal and mining in oxide zone is presently underway.  Underground mining in the sulfide zone will begin in near future after required tunnels are built.  Seventy three companies convert the mine output from this area into billets

Operation

Ajin Ferro Mining Company started operation after signing the related contract on March 12, 2007.  Iran Mineral Material Production and Supply Company accepted gangue removal and mining at Anghoran mine.  The contract was executed for three years and included removal of seven million tons of ores from Anghoran open pit mine and transferring them to mine depots and dumps

List of machineries deployed at Anghoran zinc and plumb mine

Drill      Wagons

Bulldozer

Shovels

Loader

470

Power     Shovels

Dump Trucks 60 ton

Dump Trucks 40 ton

Dump Trucks ASTRA

Dump Trucks 30 ton

5

6

2

2

5

10

3

10

12

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