Toboali, South Bangka (ANTARA News) - This year South Bangka Regency in Bangka Belitung (Babel) Islands Province has a total of 275,288.05 hectares of tin ore deposits, Head of the South Bangka industry, trade, cooperatives, and investment agency Endang S. Hermansyah said here on Wednesday.
The tin ore deposits are located in five subdistricts, namely Toboali, Air Gegas, Payung, Simpang Rimba and Lempar Pongok.
He also said that the regency, which has a population of 152,728 people, also has granite deposits in a total of 66,312 ha, kaolin 4.42 ha, and quartz sand 4,143 ha.
The mineral deposits in South Bangka regency include 13,262,500 cubic meters of granite, 200,000 cubic meters of quartz sand, 120 cubic meters of kaolin, 11,011,522 cubic meters of tin ore, and 58,785 cubic meters of iron ore, he said. (*)