Chongqing launches mineral resources exploration

The strategic mineral resources exploration was formally launched in Chongqing on April 23, aiming to find more large and medium iron and aluminum mines to meet the demands of the iron and aluminum industrial chains in Chongqing.

The municipality has carried out over 500 geological exploration since 2006, with the harvest of a batch of large and medium mines. A total of 76 million tons of bauxite and 209 million tons of iron orere are explored.

Chongqing plans to set up new integrated exploration areas in search of ferromanganese ore, celestite ore and shale gas and to explore 50 million tons of ferromanganese ore by 2015, according to Chongqing Geology, Mineral Exploration and Development Bureau.

Zou Xinyin