Mineral Basin

Mineral Basin

 

a closed region of a continuous or nearly continuous distribution of stratified sedimentary minerals, associated with a specific formation of rocks. Mineral basins are indigenous to deposits of coal (such as Kuznetsk, Donets, Podmoskovnyi, and Valenciennes), petroleum and fuel gas (such as Volgo-Ural, Zapadno-Sibir’, and the Gulf of Mexico), nonmetallic minerals (salt basins such as the Artemovsk-Slaviansk, Solikamsk, Irkutsk, and Stassfurt), and ore (Krivorozh’e iron ore, Nikopol’ manganese ore, and so forth).

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The Minister of Industry and Trade told TAP news agency that this visit is part of the new government will to develop direct contacts with regions and closely follow-up the situation in the Governorate of Gafsa and especially in the mineral basin, so as to restore confidence between local residents and the government.