Unleashing the potential of mining in the Sultanate

Towards achieving Oman Vision 2040

Maximizing In-Country Value

Sustainable Mining..

Our industrialists have to exploit the country's natural resources and raw materials to be manufactured locally in order to support the national economy, as this will lead to further exploration activities, which in turn will provide job opportunities across the country and achieve prosperity for Oman.
The late leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Chairman's Message

Sultanate of Oman has some of the richest and most diverse mineral deposits in the world. In fact, our country has a history of copper mining dating back to 5000 years. Today, MDO continues to build on Oman's rich mining heritage, utilizing all the resources available to create a sustainable future for Oman, while taking into consideration Oman’s 2040 vision laid out by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik - May God Protect Him.

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Business

MDO's primary role is to invest in exploration activities, develop upstream and downstream projects targeting multiple strategic minerals, and attract reputed national and international mining and mineral development players to drive the commercialization of Oman's prodigious mineral resources.

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Sustainability

Sustainability is an integral part of MDO’s vision and values. The Company is committed to engaging efficiently with the community, managing its resources safely, and having a transparent relationship with its stakeholders, business partners, and communities in which it operates.

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MDO Projects

Strategic Minerals

  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Chromite
  • Silica
  • Gypsum
  • Dolomite
  • Limestone
  • Salt

Block 11-B

Area: 3,658 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Chromite

Block 12A-2

Area: 2,147 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Chromite

Block 12B

Area: 2,147 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Chromite

Block 13B

Area: 1,420 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Copper
  • Gold

Block 13A

Area: 2,384 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Chromite

Block 24

Area: 2,946 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Copper
  • Gold

Block 23

Area: 4,267 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Dolomite (For Mg production)
  • Silica
  • Limestone

Block 52

Area: 804 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Chromite

Block 61C

Area: 7,245 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Gypsum
  • Dolomite
  • Limestone

Block 61B

Area: 7,245 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Gypsum
  • Dolomite
  • Limestone

Block 61A

Area: 7,245 KM2

    Potential Minerals
  • Gypsum
  • Dolomite
  • Limestone

Titanium Dioxide Production Plant

MDO has signed a partnership agreement to develop a titanium dioxide production plant in the Suhar Free Zone on an area of more than 120,000 M2, with a capacity of 150,000 tons per year.

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Oman Synergies Casting

This project aims to develop a plant for aluminum wheels manufacturing in Suhar Industrial Area with a production capacity of 2.1 million tons, as the first plant to produce high-quality aluminum in The Sultanate...

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Silica & Magnesium Project

MDO focuses to develop plants for silica, magnesium, chromite and limestone calcination, which are all important industries that can be implemented if the required raw materials with a good quality are ensured.

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Mazoon Mining

A Copper and Gold project in Wilayat of Yanqul in Ad Dhahirah governorate with an area of about 370 KM2. It is 260 km far from Muscat and 140 km from Suhar. The project consists of five copper and gold mines which occupy 10% of the total area.

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Industrial Minerals Project in Shaleem

Among the key projects the company has been developing since 2017 is Shaleem Industrial Minerals Project. MDO was granted exploration and development rights after conducting the first geological study in Shaleem...

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Salt project with PDO

MDO is also collaborating with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to study the possibility of producing raw salt from the deep waters associated with oil production. These deep waters are found in several PDO sites...

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Naqa

This project aims to extract salt from seawater in Wilayat of Mahout, about 170 km from Duqm. The project focuses on producing high purity salt to be exploited in various ways including exporting to regional and international markets...

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Ahjaar Mining

In September 2021, MDO announced the commencement of commercial operations of Ahjaar project in Wilayat of Liwa in Al Batinah North governorate with a production capacity of 2.4 million tons of gabbro annually...

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Duqm Quarries

This project aims at developing a plant for the mass production and export of cement grade limestone to international markets through Duqm port. This step represents a remarkable leap in overcoming the challenges resulting from the deceleration in construction activities in the Duqm region.

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Wafra Mining

The initial feasibility study conducted by MDO revealed a recoverable amount of about 15 million tons of high-purity limestone in its concession area in Wadi Al-Jizzi. About one million tons of material will be produced annually.

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Upstream Projects
Downstream Projects
Exploration Projects

Latest News

Minerals Development Oman Signs Airborne Geophysical Survey Agreement

Minerals Development Oman (MDO), has signed a contract with Sander Geophysics Ltd. (SGL) to conduct airborne geophysical surveys covering MDO’s concession areas of approximately 21,480 square kilometers.

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12 Mining Concession agreements signed by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, and Minerals Development Oman (MDO).

The Ministry of Energy and Minerals, and Minerals Development Oman (MDO), an affiliate of Oman Investment Authority, has signed today 12 exploration-to-mining concession agreements...

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