Mining in Pakistan
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Mining is an important industry in Pakistan. Pakistan has deposits of several minerals including coal, copper, gold, chromite, mineral salt, bauxite and several other minerals. There are also a variety of precious and semi precious minerals that are also mined. These include peridot, aquamarine, topaz, ruby, emerald, rare earth minerals bastnaesite and xenotime, sphene, tourmaline, and many varieties and types of quartz .
The Pakistan Mineral Development Corporationis the responsible authority for the support and development o