Metal maybe an alloy, element or compound that is very hard, shiny and light proof. Metals are always good conductors of electricity and can always be pressed into different shapes without breaking this property is known as malleability of metals. Thailand is endowed with different kinds of precious useful metals such as Gold, Zinc, Copper, Lead, Silver and many more deposits of other metals have been discovered in Thailand. The existence of such metals makes mining one of the active Thailand economic boosters.
Thailand has been producing large quantities of tin since the past and in 2002 it was ranked the third in tin production. In 2002 50 mineral products were produced in Thailand which limestone composed 34% of the data. The mining industry has got an average of 19,619 employed workers raking mining as one of the country’s economic boosters.
Gold is the most valuable metal not only in Thailand but the entire world. It means a lot of people as well as being a measure of wealth. A very small quantity of Gold is very expensive as compared to other metals, in addition, Gold is also a rare commodity that is not readily available. Amanta Resources Ltd of Canada is the gold mining company in Thailand at Lango property that is located in Santun province of southern Thailand. A larger percentage of Gold is used in making jewelry because of its durability and beauty. Gold rings look very beautiful and shiny. Through jewelry, gold easily reaches local consumers thus jewelry form of gold fetches a lot of income. Gold is a good conductor of electricity and able to carry tiny electrical charges, this property makes a small portion of gold to be used in making parts of cellphones, GPS amongst others. Desktops and laptops have a smaller portion of gold for quick transfer of information.
Zinc in Thailand has got a number of uses such as galvanizing other metals to prevent them from corrosion this because Zinc has got the ability to resist corrosion thus is used to prevent other metals from getting corroded by rust. Zinc is a source of nutrition mineral for both animals and human beings. A given quantity of Zinc is important for normal body function. Inadequate zinc may lead to deficiency diseases. Brass, an alloy of zinc with copper is used in automobiles since it is very tough and suitable for making car parts. The existence of zinc in Thailand saves the country from expenditure incurred in the importation of such a valuable metal. In 2008 domestic consumption of zinc in Thailand was around 112,005 that was a positive deviation in the previous years.
Copper mining project is done jointly between two companies that are Padaeng Industry Public Co. Ltd of Thailand and Pan Australian Resources Ltd of Australia. These companies have produced a 99.9% pure copper and copper cathode that has been supplied in the domestic market. Copper is mainly known as a good conductor of electricity thus is used in the manufacture of electric cables and also the production of cables for both direct and alternating currents.