Area:1,684 million km2
Population:65,397,521(July 2007 est)
*Iron is ranked among the world's 15 major mineral-rich
countries with 60
kinds of mineral production.Total messured and indicated
resources are estimated at about 52,000 Mt(Ministry
of Mines and Industry records,2004)
*In 2002,almost 130 Mt of raw commodities of over 50
different types of mineral were mined from 2,100 operations,
mostly small-scale quarries.
*Iron has several lead-zinc,copper,iron ore,and coal mines.
The mines at Sar Cheshmeh contain the world's second
largest lode of copper ore.Large iron ore deposits lie
in central Iron.