Nimroz is one of the large provinces located in southwestern part of Afghanistan bordering Iran in the west and Pakistan in the south. It is said that the province was named “Nimroz” in the middle ages.
Based on the information by the mines department of Nimroz, the province has various types of mines, but due to absence of census since 1973, exact amount of mines and minerals are not known in the province.
Mines Director Eng. Shamalzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the province is rich in salt, precious gems, stones and even lithium.