||13 - 15 March 2018 / 1 - 3 September 2018
||Karachi Expo Center, Pakistan / Lahore Expo Center, Pakistan
Exhibits at Mine, Minerals & Metal will include machinery, equipment, materials, products, technology, consultancy services, management capability and financial expertise for Pakistan’s mining sector, also for supporting infrastructure including building and construction, transport and communications, power and electricity, water and environment. Broad product categories include, but are not restricted to, the following:
mining machinery and equipment
surface mining equipment
infrastructure support facilities and equipment
Mining is an important industry in Pakistan. Pakistan has deposits of several minerals including coal, copper, gold, chromite, mineral salt, bauxite and several other minerals. There are also a variety of precious and semi-precious minerals that are also mined. These include peridot, aquamarine, topaz, ruby, emerald, rare-earth minerals bastnaesite and xenotime, sphene, tourmaline, and many varieties and types of quartz.
The Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation is the responsible authority for the support and development of the mining industry. Gemstones Corporation of Pakistan looks after the interests of stake holders in gemstone mining and polishing as an official entity. Baluchistan province is the richest in mineral resources available in Pakistan. While recently Sindh discovered coal deposits in Thar. Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa is rich in gems. Most of the mineral gems found in Pakistan exist here. Apart from oil, gas and some mineral used in nuclear energy purposes which comes directly under federal control mining of other minerals is provincial issue. Currently around 52 minerals, are mined and processed in Pakistan.