ATTOCK: The Punjab Mines and Minerals Division, in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Pakistan, on Tuesday launched a venture for potential analysis of placer gold deposits within the Indus River in District Attock .
Further Secretary Mines and Minerals division Punjab Captain (Retd) Waqas Rasheed together with officers of the Geological Survey of Pakistan and Punjab Mines and Minerals division visited the positioning of the venture in River Indus at Attock Kurd.
Speaking to media individuals, Waqas Rasheed mentioned that the analysis venture could be accomplished at a price of Rs 48.2 million – an in depth report of which might be accomplished by June 2023.
He mentioned that the evaluation venture was being carried out with the assistance of drone expertise, geology survey, induced polarization and sampling.
He mentioned by means of additional drilling, sampling of underground materials could be performed within the promising space because of the survey. “The Punjab province may be very wealthy in minerals and every district has some distinctive wealth in its geological constructions and topography,” he added.
Rasheed mentioned Punjab was wealthy in pure sources however there was a dire want of search and exploration. “Nonetheless, improvement and prosperity depend upon the correct use of those sources with knowledge and intelligence.”
“The federal government is leaving no stone unturned for the promotion and improvement of exploration and mining of minerals within the province of Punjab,” he mentioned.