Mining potentials of Maku Free zone
decorative stone mines, Maku Free Zone has mining potentials like metal mines (Iron, Copper, Magnetite, Chromite, Barite and so on.), Rubbles, Basalt, Sand, Lime and Gypsum.
At the present time several copper, iron and magnetite mines are being explored which will be put into operation in near future. In one of the copper mines with an area of 29 square Kilometers there is a reservoir of 600,000 tons with the purity of 1.5 % (Gold and Silver have higher percentage, though.).
According to what was mentioned earlier, it can be declared that, whit the initiation of copper exploitation, Maku has the potential to become one of the dominant copper producers of the country.