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Oman Metals & Industrial Minerals Congress 2020
March 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Metal & Industrial Mineral Processing Exhibition & Conference
The Oman Metals & Industrial Minerals Congress 2020 will bring together influential decision-makers,industry analysts, mining & minerals operators,mineral processors, automation providers,construction software specialists, engineering consultants, EPC contractors, OEMs and investors, all on one platform. And all with the aim of sharing best practice and focusing on the specific opportunities that Oman has to offer, in the downstream mining & minerals sector.
About the Metals & Mineral Industry
Oman has an ancient mining heritage that goes back over 5,000 years.
Then, Magan – as Oman was known in antiquity – was fabled for its copper mining and smelting industry. The burnished metal, fashioned into a variety of implements and wares, was shipped to markets as far afield as Mesopotamia in present-day Iraq.
Today, decades into its modern history, Oman is on the cusp of a new mining and mineral development renaissance – this time around encompassing a diverse portfolio of metallic and non-metallic minerals distributed across the length and breadth of the Sultanate. Besides copper, Oman is also richly endowed with deposits of limestone, gypsum, quartz, silica, marble, chromite, laterite, magnesium and kaolinite, among an array of other minerals.
In the government’s view, mining ticks all of the boxes as a new economic sector with the potential to enhance Oman’s long-term economic diversification. A new Mining Law, underpinned by a robust regulatory framework, has been developed (which came into effect in March 2019) to help attract local and international investment.