A few foreign companies have explored for zinc, copper, nickel, gold and silver with the result that a zinc-silver-lead deposit in the Jabali area, west of Sana'a is expected to go into production soon. Anothernt company has discovered nickel, silver and cobalt prospects, as well as two gold prospects. Several local small- to medium-size companies exploit industrial minerals such as gypsum, and process rock for road construction. Dimension stones such as granite, marble and volcanic rocks are mined for local use.
The project has two parts:
In close cooperation with the staff of GSMRB, the database concept was restructured and it was agreed which commodities were the most relevant for Yemen's international promotion. The choice fell on zinc, gold and the platinum group elements. Judged to have the best potential for attracting the foreign company interest, handouts and posters on these commodities were printed at GEUS.
The promotion material was displayed at the PDAC in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The results of the project can be viewed on GSMRB's website: http://www.ygsmrb.org.ye