Mines and Minerals
This is an organization for promotion of minerals in Punjab Province. It was functioning in the Directorate of Industries & Mineral Development Department since 1964. The independent Department of Mines & Minerals was created in 2002 by the implementation of National Mineral Policy. It is to mention that National Mineral Policy 1995 acts as a guideline for formulating the present polices of the Provincial Department of Mines & Minerals.
Geologically, Mineral means all the natural deposits of ores, metallic and non-metallic substances on the surface or sub-surface of the earth crust. While “Mine” means any excavation on surface, or sub-surface, where any operation for the purpose of searching or obtaining of minerals has been or is being carried out.
Department is headed by Director General, Mines & Minerals (Technical) and comprises of six divisions.
- Our Offices
- Functions of DG & Directors
- Procedure for grant of Mining Concessions
- National Mineral Policy, 2013
- Punjab Mining Concession Rules 2002
- Description of Important Minerals occurring in Punjab
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