Bangladesh’s first iron ore mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Dinajpur.
This was revealed by the Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) on Tuesday.
As per reports, a 400 foot thick iron layer was found at a depth of 1750 feet and the layer extended over an area of 6-10 square kilometers.
The mine discovered at Dinajpur district of northern Bangladesh comprises 60 per cent of iron which is higher than the iron composition of other iron ore mines in the world.
Apart from Bangladesh, the iron ore mines of five other countries – Brazil, United States, Canada, Sweden and Australia – which comprises less than 50 per cent of iron.
The iron ore mine was also found to have contained other kinds of chemicals like copper, nickel, chromium and limestone.
The Geological Survey of Bangladesh got an idea of the existence of iron while drilling a well at Mushidpur in 2013.
However, thirty geologists commenced the drilling work in Isabpur village on April 19.
GSB deputy director M Masud Rana during a press conference said, “We began drilling a well on April 19 last year and a team of 30 members comprising experts carried out the drilling work in three shifts.”
The iron ore mine was discovered after almost two months of hard work of the geologists.
With the discovery of an iron ore mine in Bangladesh, economic and employment opportunities will also be enhanced in the country.