Ministry launches mining sector interactive map

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(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — An interactive digital map of the geographic distribution of the Kingdom’s mineral resources, as well as of potential areas for gas and oil exploration went live on Monday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The map, accessible at, provides information and a graphical representation of the potential locations of 13n mineral ores that are available for investment, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh said. These include basalt, bentonite, chalk, copper, diatomite, dolomite, feldspar, gold, gypsum, kaolin, phosphate, pure limestone, and silica sand.

The minister said that the map will serve as an integrated website that will allow potential investors to explore the opportunities in the mining sector of the Kingdom with minimal effort and in the shortest amount of time.

The map features a window for the oil shale, indicating locations, where it can be utilized for power generation or cement production, Kharabsheh noted. He explained that the map contains technical reports and studies for each mineral, including estimated commercial quantities and other technical details that will help investors assess the feasibility of investing in the Kingdom.

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