Iran Gilsonite

Around 1960’s Gilsonite Mines were explored in West of Iran and samples of cargoes were sent to USA for testing and further development. With Iranian revolution in 1979 the connections between Iran & USA turned and any mutual commercial activities stopped so as the development of Gilsonite mines in Iran by Americans. Later in 1998 Iranians re-opened the mines and from 2003 Export of Iranian Gilsonite started with the help of Chinese technology.

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