World's 4th Largest Stone Reserves in Iran

With more than 4 billion tons, Iran has the fourth largest stone reserve in the world, according to the organizer of the 15th International Exhibition of Stones, Quarries and Related Industries.

“Today we have around 1,800 stone mines and some 6,000 stone cutting factories across the country. Iran’s raw stone and processed stone exports amount to $200 million per year. Yet, the latter’s share of this sum is meager,” Mahmoud Bandarchi was also quoted as saying by ILNA.

The official added that plans are underway to increase stone exports to $2 billion per annum within the next five years.