MINING IN IRAN i. MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES
Jul 20, 2005 MINING IN IRAN . i. MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES. Archeological surveys indicate that Iran was among the leading nations in mining activity in ancient times (ʿAlipur, 1993-94). Its ancient civilizations, richness of natural resources, and records of ancient mining and metalworking are testimonies to such a claim (Zāvoš, 1976-77).