chromite ores from oman . the world reserves of chromite ores is estimated to be 1.52 billion metric tons. about 2% of these reserves or 30 million metric ton is located in the sultanate of oman. the sultanate of oman started mining chromite ores and exporting these ores since early 1980s.
oman chromite company saog is an oman-based company which is engaged in mining and marketing of chromite ore. the company operates in two segments: production and sale of refractory materials such as chips and fines as well as production and sale of metal lumps. the company’s products include metallurgical grade ore and refractory grade ore.
the chromite deposits are confined to the mantle sequence and the ultramafic cumulates. the chroimte deposits range in form from tabular or lenticular when least deformed to podiform when most deformed. most of the bodies strike parallel to regional structures in the mantle sequence rocks. chromite mining activity in oman.
the sultanate produces copper chromite gold and silver. oman's main copper reserves are in the suhar area on the al batinah coast. the processing of ore at the suhar complex operated by the government-owned oman mining company began in 1983. the production of chromite by the oman mining company also began in 1983 in the suhar area.
the mountains of oman are rich in mineral deposits. copper ore is being mined in the northern oman. the ore is processed into electrolytically refined copper cathodes for export. gold and silver are produced as by-products for export. the sultanate has also started mining chromite and exporting since early 80’s.
oman chromite company saog is an oman-based company which is engaged in mining and marketing of chromite ore. the company operates in two segments: production and sale of refractory materials such as chips and fines as well as production and sale of metal lumps.
oman’s gulf mining to be first ferrochrome producer in region. oman’s gulf mining group has signed an agreement with the country chromite ores from oman have the lowest production cost