Iran controls 4 percent of global copper reserves
Iran's copper reserves reach 2 billion tons which is four percent of the world's total, announced director of the exploration affairs department at national Iranian copper industries company Akbar Karimi on Wednesday.
Karimi said in a meeting with the governor general of Yazd that majority of the mines are located in Sarcheshmeh, Miduk, Kerman, and Sungun.
He said his office had successfully mapped 600 regions containing copper, of which 16 are located in Yazd.
According to IRIB, he added that Kerman produces 150,000 tons of copper per annum.
The official said Kerman's Sarcheshmeh mine is projected to yield up to 300,000 tons of copper in the next three years. (menareport.com)
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