SHANGHAI, Feb. 21 (SMM) -- The Geological Survey of Hunan province make significant achievements during 2010, completing 155 exploration projects which included the discovery of 46 ore fields containing gold, lead and zinc and ferromanganese in Nanling, Qinhang and western Hunan province, as well as new ore fields containing tungsten, tin, bismuth, molybdenum, lead, zinc and iron in the Huayuan, Fenghuang, Chenzhou, Tongshanling, and Huangshaping regions.
The survey personnel also actively cooperated with foreign countries, developing reserves of gold, lead, zinc, copper and iron in Brazil and Vietnam, and also conducted geochemical and hydrogeological research.
According to SMM data, lead concentrate output in Hunan province during 2010 was 213.5 kt, up 124.9 kt, or 84.06%, from 2009, and making Hunan province the second largest supplier in China, surpassing Sichuan and Guangxi provinces. SMM predicts lead concentrate output in Hunan province will continue to increase in 2011.
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