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Saudi Arabia

Arabian Shield To Start Mineral Exploitation In 1996

The Texas-based Arabian Shield Development Company, which was awarded lastMay a 30-year concession to exploit the mineral deposits in al-Masani' insouthern Saudi Arabia (MEES, 10 May), is planning to start commercialexploitation of minerals in the concession by mid-1996, according to thecompany's director, Mr. Hatim al-Khalidi. The company also has plans for theexport of ore concentrates of 52%...