Kowsar Mining & Industrial Development Investment Co. (formerly known as “Building Stone Quarries Group”) Started its activities in the field of excavating and selling decorative stones in early 1987 at Marble stone quarries in Azna (a city in the Lorestan province) and Marmarit Gohareh quarries in the city of Khorramabad and then in 1991 at Ghorveh (a city in the province of Kurdistan) quarries Group. In line with the national policies in mining industries and with the view to exploit non-renewable mineral national resources, Kowsar Mining & Industrial Development Investment Co. prioritized the modification of traditional excavating method and in 1990 mechanized the excavation of decorative stones at Azna quarries in the country. Now, Kowsar Mining & Industrial Development Investment Co. has the permit to excavate at 18 quarries and it has one of the leading suppliers of decorative stones nationwide. The grand total of the decorative stones nationwide. The grand total of the decorative stones excavated at all quarries concerned is about half a million tons per year. Given the advantages mentioned and the international market demand for onyx and marble from Babashoorab (in the city of Khoramabad) over past years, the company has exported this product directly or indirectly to European and Asian countries in dimension cut forms.