List of minerals of Pakistan

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This is a list of minerals, both metallic and non-metallic found in Pakistan.

Non-metallic minerals[edit]


Topaz on matrix from Dassu in Gilgit Baltistan
Brookite and Quartz mineral from Balochistan

Gemstones, also known as semi-precious stones or gems, are minerals widely used in jewelry and for ornamental purposes. Northern and western regions of Pakistan are rich in high quality gemstones. Some of the major gemstones are enlisted below;[1]

The main mining areas of these gems are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Pakistan's Gemstones: An Overview". Pala Gems. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  • Encyclopedia of Pakistan by Zahid Hussain Anjum, Jahangir Book Depot, Pakistan 2005-2006