SHANGHAI, Mar. 28 (SMM) – The Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) held a press conference titled “Reserves of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Major Solid Mineral Resources in China during 2012” on March 27. According to the press conference, standards on mining recovery rate, mining dilution rate and dressing recovery rate in mineral resources of strategic importance including iron ore, copper ore, lead ore, zinc ore, rare earth and sylvite will be formulated this year.
According to Xu Dachun, Deputy Head of Mineral Resources Reserve Department of MLR, its department will establish databases on comprehensive utilization of mineral resources across China, complete surveys and assessment of mining recovery rate, mining dilution rate and dressing recovery rate of key mineral resources, and release reports on comprehensive utilization of mineral resources on a yearly basis. China’s first resource saving and comprehensive utilization evaluation indicator system will be released, which will be used as standards for evaluation of resource saving.
China will vigorously popularize advanced and applicable technology so as to facilitate exploitation of mines.
Mr. Xu added that its department will strictly collect mineral resource compensation fees based on mining recovery rate so as to promote rational exploitation of mineral resources. (Edited by SMM)