Like many other industries, the pace of change in the global mining and metals space seems to have accelerated significantly in the last few years. We used to talk about trends whereas now it seems to be all about volatility. As a result, we don't have as long to think about the impact of change and to evaluate our options. In part this is maybe due to the instant availability of information, but it's also due to companies becoming more efficient and making faster decisions. So, what changed in 2017 and what did we learn from the changes?
Pakistan is a country that is blessed with rich minerals and many hidden treasures. The large variety of minerals includes salt, coal, copper, gold, iron, chromite, bauxite, various gemstones, etc. The precious and semi-precious minerals include peridot, aquamarine, topaz, ruby, emerald, rare-earth minerals bastnaesite and xenotime, sphene, tourmaline, jade, onyx, marble, granite and nephrite; along with many types of quartz. Pakistan’s copper and gold reserves are among the top 10 countries of the world.