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Qazvin mining area(silica)



Qazvin Province


The Qazvin Province (Persian: استان قزوین‎‎ Ostān-e Qazvīn, Azerbaijani: قزوین اوستانی Qəzvin Ostanı‎, Tati: قزوینی استان Qazvini Ostân) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the north-west of the country, and its center is the city of Qazvin. The province was created in 1993 out of part of Tehran Province and includes 20 cities: Qazvin, Takestan, Abyek, Buin-Zahra, Eqbaliyeh, Mohammadiyeh, Alvand, Esfarvarin, Mahmudabad Nemuneh, Sagezabad, Khorramdasht, Ziaabad, Avaj, Shal, Danesfahan, Abgarm, Ardak, Moallem Kalayeh, Razmian and Bidestan in the form of four townships (chief cities) contains 18 sections, 44 rural districts, and 1543 villages.

The province was put as part of Region 1 upon the division of the provinces into 5 regions solely for coordination and development purposes on June 22, 2014.

The province had a population of 1.2 million people by the 2011 census, of which 68.05% lived in cities and 31.95% in villages. The ratio of men to women is 50.7 to 49.3%. 99.61% of the province population were Muslims and 0.39% of the rest came from other religions. The literacy rate is over 82%, ranking 7th in Iran.





The province covers 15821 km² between 48-45 to 50-50 east of Greenwich Meridian of longitude and 35-37 to 36-45 north latitude of the equator. The province is bounded on the north by Mazandaran and Gilan, on the west by Hamedan and Zanjan, on the south by Markazi and on the east by Tehran Provinces. The famous mountains of the province are those of Siälän, Shäh Alborz, Khashchäl, Sephidkouh, Shojä e din, Alehtareh, Rämand, Ägh dägh, Kharaghän, Saridagh, Soltan pïr, and Siähkouh, in which Siälän with a height of 4175m and Shäh Alborz which is 4056m are the highest. All are part of the central chain of Alborz. The lowest point of the province is in Tärom e Soflä.

The climate of the province in the northern parts is cold and snowy in winters and temperate in summers. In the southern parts the climate is mild with comparatively cold winters and warm summers.

The majority of the people of the province are Persians, Tats and Azeris. Main languages of the province are Persian, Tati and Azeri. Qazvin is main province of the Tats. Other minorities languages include Kurdish, Luri and Romani. The main language of the people of Qazvin city is Persian with the Qazvini accent.

  Physical Map of Qazvīn
Physical Map of Qazvīn


Administrative divisions





Qazvin was the location of a former capital of the Persian Empire and contains over 2000 architectural and archeological sites. It is a provincial capital today that has been a cultural center of mass throughout history.

Archeological findings in the Qazvin plain reveal the existence of urban agricultural settlements as far back as 7000 BC. The name “Qazvin” or “Kasbin” is derived from Cas, an ancient tribe that lived south of the Caspian Sea millennia ago. The Caspian Sea itself in fact derives its name from the same origin. Qazvin geographically connects Tehran, Isfahan, and the Persian Gulf to the Caspian seacoast and Asia Minor, hence its strategic location throughout the ages.

Qazvin has been a hotbed of historical developments in Iranian history. In the early years of the Islamic era Qazvin served as a base for the Arab forces. Destroyed by Genghis Khan (13th century), the Safavid monarchs made Qazvin the capital of the Safavid empire in 1548 only to have it moved to Isfahan in 1598. During the Qajar Dynasty and contemporary period, Qazvin has always been one of the most important governmental centers due to its proximity to Tehran. Abbas Mirza, a Crown Prince and Minister of Commerce, was also the governor of Qazvin.

Qazvin is situated close to Alamut, where the famous Hasan-i Sabbah, founder of the secret Ismaili order of the Assassins, operated from.

Qazvin is where the coup d’etat of General Reza Khan, with his Russian-trained Cossack brigade, was launched from - which led to the founding of the Pahlavi dynasty in 1921.





13,000 km² are under cultivation in the province, covering 12% of the cultivable lands of the country. These are fed by numerous subterranean canals, deep and semi-deep wells, and a large irrigating canal which originates from The Sangbän dam in Taleghän and Ziärän. The agricultural produce of the land is grape, hazelnut, pistachio, almond, walnut, olive, apple, wheat, barley, sugar beet, pomegranate, fig, and cereals. Animal husbandry, and aquatic and poultry breeding are developed throughout the province.


In recent decades, Qazvin has become a developing pole of the country, primarily due to its preferable location. Qazvin today is a center of textile trade, including cotton, silk and velvet, in addition to leather. It is on the railroad line and the highway between Tehran and Tabriz.

Qazvin has one of the largest power plants feeding electricity into Iran's national power grid, the Shahid Raja'i facility, which provides 7% of the country's electricity.

Qazvin County


Qazvin County (Persian: شهرستان قزوین‎‎) is a county in Qazvin Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Qazvin. At the 2006 census, its population was 99,841, in 24,971 families. The county consists of five districts: Central District, Tarom Sofla District, Alamut-e Gharbi District, Alamut-e Sharghi District, and Kuhin District. The county has seven cities: Qazvin, Eqbaliyeh, Mahmudabad Nemuneh, Moallem Kalayeh, Razmian, Kuhin, and Sirdan. Persians, Azeris and Tats are the largest ethnic groups of the Qazvin County.



Qazvin City


Qazvinn (/kæzˈvn/; Persian: قزوین‎‎, IPA: [ɢæzˈviːn] ( listen), also Romanized as Qazvīn, Caspin, Qazwin, or Ghazvin) is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Qazvin was an ancient capital in the Persian Empire and nowadays is known as the calligraphy capital of Iran. It is famous for its Baghlava, carpet patterns, poets, political newspaper and pahlavi (Middle Persian) influence on its accent. At the 2011 census, its population was 381,598.

Located in 150 km (93 mi) northwest of Tehran, in the Qazvin Province, it is at an altitude of about 1,800 m (5,900 ft) above sea level. The climate is cold but dry, due to its position south of the rugged Alborz range called KTS Atabakiya.


Qazvin Silica Mine


This exploration area registered in 2007(1387) in Qazvin province as Silica area. The area is about 1.8 km2.

1/25000 map of Qazvin Mining Area



Geographical position and available ways


This area is in north east of Qazvin city (capital of Qazvin province). The area is about 26 km far from city.

For reaching the area after going from Qazvin and crossing Tehran-Qazvin-Rasht urban and toward Niagh road the area appears. It is in north of Alulak village and south of Asbeh-Mord, Keshabad Bala and Keshabad Paeen villages.

The average height of the area is about 2000m from sea surface and the area is in the top of a mountain in a slope. 

The area has a rainy weather and you can work in 9 months of the year.


Topography of area


The main morphology of experimental area containing of some heigh mountains with the name of Sopltan Gheis. The highest mountain is 2600 m from sea hight.


Minerals of the area

The minerals that find in the area are :

1)Silica : in two main area

2)Iron : in one main area


Mineral Analyses



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