The Parachinar quadrangle occupies 35.000 square miles along the western border of Pakistan. The area consist mainly of sedimentary rocks that range in age from Jurrassic to Pliocene. Tectonics movements were structurally registered as thrust plate of cretaceous rocks, which may be related to the collision of the peninsular India with Asia.
Our mines are situated in the northwest corner of the quadrangle, composed mainly of sedimentary rocks (shale and limestone) and are intensely folded, faulted and crumples partly metamorphoses with igneous intrusive dykes.
Origin & Type of the Deposits
The type of the ore deposits is alteration (metasomatic) Magnesite and Dolomite as a source of Magnesium & Hidrothermal fluid rich in Silica come from deeper depth along fractures to form talc ore. The geological context indicates magnesite carbonate origin of the ore so the absence of asbestiform mineral or other amphibole mineral contamination.
H.Z.M Marmi e Pietre (Pvt) Ltd. possesses a 30,000 acre mining lease of Talc/Soapstone. The estimated explored reserve is 300 million tons from 115 potential mining locations with underground, as well as, open pit mining locations. The largest of the mining location has a capacity to produce approximately 240,000 tons per year.
HZM Marmi e Pietre posses concession about 10.000 acres plus warehouse in Parachinar for talc sieving & hand sorting and loading to Karachi.