The Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) has discovered the country’s first magnetite or iron ore mine in Dinajpur.
The mine was found in Isabpur village under Hakimpur upazila of the district, reports our correspondent.
The GSB detected the existence of mineral substances while drilling a well at Murshidpur, about 3 kilometres east of Isabpur village, in 2013, and six years later they started digging at Isabpur village on April 19 this year.
If the ongoing survey at the site concludes with desired outcome, then it will become the first mine of minerals in the country, and once extraction begins, it will create employment of many people and contribute to the country’s development, the GSB officials said.
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