Identifying, evaluating, and exploiting underground reserves in general and mineral reserves, in particular, is the most important and valuable way to face the challenges faced by the people of every land. In today’s world, mineral reserves are considered one of the important supports for maintaining the economic independence of countries, and Iran has a very high rank in the world in terms of having mineral reserves, such as Turquoise mines.
Turquoise, the only living mineral in the world, is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum.
It is scarce and precious in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.
The turquoise mine is intertwined with the history of Iran, and it is the national stone of Iranians. For thousands of years, the best type of turquoise has been found in this region, and the color of Neyshabur turquoise is synonymous with the best turquoise color in the world.
Among Iran’s turquoise mines Neyshabur turquoise mine is one of the most important turquoise mines in the country and even at the world level, and because of its excellent quality, especially the Ajami and Shajri varieties, it has a special reputation.
Neyshabur turquoise mine is located in Madan-e Olia village in Firuzeh Rural District, in the Central District of Firuzeh County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran, with a reserve of 9 thousand tons and an annual production capacity of 19 tons.
Neyshabur turquoise mine is one of the oldest turquoise mines in the world, where the turquoise stone has been being extracted since 2000 years ago. Neyshabur turquoise mines are divided into two groups, soil, and mountain, which are currently mined in the mountainous part by traditional methods.
I’m Marzieh Safarzadeh graduated in Translation Studies. I’m a freelance translator and live in Iran. As an Iranian I try to introduce the cultural sites and beautiful tourist attractions of Iran to the world. I derive great pleasure from books, believe in words and practice writing.