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Mitigation Plan for Identified Problems Faced by the Marble Industry in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Salim Raza1*, Khan Gul Jadoon2, Sajjad Hussain1, Zahid ur Rehman1, Saira Sherin1 and Noor Muhammad1

1Department of Mining Engineering, UET Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; 2Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan

*Correspondence: Salim Raza, Department of Mining Engineering, UET Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; Email:

Figure 1:

Dimension stone production of the world (Rehman et al., 2018).

Figure 2:

Blocks loading with the help of a simple winch machine used in Buner area.

Figure 3:

Marble quarry sites in Mohmand Ex-Agency (Source: Khan, 2018).

Figure 4:

Five working faces were closed due to accumulation of waste on the sites in district Buner.

Figure 5:

Accident occur due to high and hanging working face fall at Ziarat marble quarry, District Muhmand in September 2020.

Figure 6:
Summary of accidents occurred in District Buner from 1991 to 2017.
Source: Inspectorate of Mines Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2017).
Figure 7:

Irregular/potato shaped blocks (waste) produced during existing marble extraction techniques in District Nowshera.

Figure 8:

Waste produced as a result of marble processing in a processing unit in District Buner.

Figure 9:

Cracks developed in the block due to indiscriminate blasting under the existing mining techniques in District Mardan.

Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Vol. 39, Iss. 1, pp. 01-126


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