EghtesadOnline: Some 2.3 million tons of travertine were extracted from mines in Mahallat County of Markazi Province during the last Iranian year (ended on March 19, 2020), says the head of Industries, Mining and Trade Organization of Mahallat.
According to Reza Maleki, travertine extracted last year were worth 7 trillion rials ($39.77 million), IRNA reported.
“Some 60% of the country’s travertine are extracted from Mahallat’s mines,” he said.
Mahallat County in Markazi Province is the hub of decorative stone production in Iran. There are 70 active stone mines in Mahallat that possesses 30 million tons of mineral reserves. Some 2 million tons are extracted annually.
Over 2% of the world’s construction and travertine stones are produced in Mahallat. Some 280 processing units, with a capacity of 18 million square meters of stone, are active there.