Marble, Onyx and Granite deposits in Pakistan
Pakistan has an enormous wealth of marble, re-crystallized limestone, fossil-ferrous limestone, dolomite and granite. Marble Reserves: Not specifically measured. However, more than 300 billion tonnes of reserves of Marble and Onyx are estimated.
Major colours: White, black, green, pink, grey, brown and yellow.
Location: Mohmand Agency, Chitral, Buner, Swat, Parachinar, Gilgit, Hunza, Swabi, Bajaur, Mardan, Waziristan, Azad Kashmir, Lasbela, Chagai and Khuzdar. Onyx Major colours: Dark Green with layers of light green, green with streaks of white and yellow and white with layers of light grey.
Location: Onyx occurs mainly in Chagai District in Balochistan. Balochistan’s Onyx is preferred in the world markets and is used for facing, flooring and decorative items. Granite
Reserves: Not specifically measured. However, more than 1000 billion tonnes of granite reserves are generally estimated.
Major colours: Black, pink, grey, green, gold, yellow and red.
Location: Gilgit, Dir, Chitral, Swabi, Kohistan, Nagarparker, Chagai, Mansehra, Malakand and Swat. Nagarparkar (Sindh) and Mansehra (Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa) are only known sources of workable granite in the country. Geological research indicates superior quality of deposits in the Gilgit region.