Arghadeh Ba


Arghadeh barite district with 1.41 km2 areas is located in the Markazi province, Khomein city. This district is located in Sanandaj-Sirjan structural zone. Access way to the district is after entering the Mahallat city, then through the road of Mahallat-Khomein and near the Bozijan village.

Reserve Type

Genesis: veins and veinlet
Paragenesis: Barite
Gange type: Silica, Iron oxide and Hydroxide
Geochemical Paragenesis: Ba

Geological Features

Host rock: Lime, Shale and Dolomite
Age of host rock: Permian to Jurassic
Alteration: Iron oxide and Silicification

Amount of Reserve

There are several veins with 10 to 100 m length and 0.5 to 3 m width as patched with height from 0.5 to 3 m. The specific gravity of the barite is from 3.8 to 4.3 gr/cm3

Proven Reserve

Proven reserve is 1,000 tons with average specific gravity of 4.01 gr/cm3.


District has water, electricity and telephone. Also, a water well is drilled in the district.


It has exploitation license that is belong to Zarmesh Mining & Commercial Group.