Mining in Pakistan
Mining is an important industry in Pakistan. Pakistan has deposits of several minerals including coal, copper, gold, chromite, mineral salt, bauxite and several other minerals. There are also a variety of precious and semiprecious minerals that are also mined. These include peridot, aquamarine, topaz, ruby, emerald, rareearth minerals bastnaesite and xenotime, sphene, tourmaline, and many varieties and types of quartz .