Exploration / Joint Venture Projects

PMDC inherited a well established Mineral Wing at the time of its beginning. Late in seventies and throughout eighties there was a hectic work in mineral exploration. During this period PMDC carried out about two dozen exploration schemes on a variety of industrial minerals. It has equally rendered consultation services to cement industry and a host of small private investors. Being a federal agency it collaborates international agencies as a joint venture partner to explore mineral wealth of the country.Some of the important mineral exploration schemes are given hereunder as:



    Malakand Chromite Project
    Dir-Swat Talc & Fluorite Project
    Abrasive Minerals
    Lapidary Development Project


    Duddar Zinc/ Lead Project
    Koh-I-Sultan Sulphur Project
    Good Hope Area Coal Exploration


    Lakhra Coal Exploration & Development Project
    Nagar Parker China Clay


    Exploration of New Salt Areas, Salt Range
    Salt Solution Mining Project, Dulmial
    D. G. Khan Iron Ore Project
    Khushab Bauxite Project

Azad Kashmir
    Mohriwali Graphite Exploration Project

Northern Areas

    Indus Sand Gold Project
    Hunza Ruby Project
    Gold and Base Base metal Geochemical Exploration, Northern Areas.

Joint Ventures

    PMDC has a joint venture with Sarhad Development Authority of the NWF Provincial Government to exploit Rock Salt resources at Nari Poono, Distt. Kohat with its stake as 49%.
    PMDC is a major stake holder (50%) in Lakhra Coal Development Company (LCDC) with Government of Sindh (25%) and WAPDA (25%).
    PMDC has signed an MoU with Metallurgical Construction Corporation of China (MCC) to develop Duddar Lead/ Zinc Project.
    Exploration & Development if Soapstone in Kurram Agency, FATA. (PMDC's share is 30%)
    Exploration & Development of coal deposits in Kurram/Orakzai Agencies in FATA.(PMDC's share is 51%)

Projects Sponsored by FATA Development Authority and being executed by PMDC:

    Exploration & Resource estimation for Coal Sherani Area, F.K.D.I Khan.
    Exploration and Development of Copper in North Waziristan.