Thailand was formerly a major tin producer, but now produces mainly gold, silver, iron, zinc, limestone, gypsum and basalt.
What is mined in Thailand?
A number of mineral deposits have been found in Thailand. Among them tin, tungsten, niobium, tantalum, lead, zinc, gold, iron and stibnite are the most important metallic minerals. Whereas feldspar, clay minerals, fluorite, barite, potash and rocksalt are also most important non-metallic minerals.
What are the main resources of Thailand?
Overview of Resources
Thailand is one of the leading producers of tin, gypsum, feldspar and cement in the world. Other mineral resources of the country include coal, natural gas and petroleum. The country also has abundant reserves of zinc, iron, gold and copper.
Is mining legal in Thailand?
Thailand’s legal system is civil law-based. How is the mining industry regulated? The mining industry is regulated by the Ministry of Industry (MOI) and the DPIM at the central level, and by the local mineral industry officials (LMIOs) at the provincial level.
Where has gold been found in Thailand?
The Chatree Gold Mine (“Chatree”) is located in central Thailand, approximately 280 kilometres north of Bangkok. Chatree’s operations have historically been a large scale, low-grade, open pit gold mine. Chatree was Thailand’s first and largest modern gold mine, and it commenced commercial operations in November 2001.