The new law also stipulates that medium to large mining reserves determined by the MGMR
and ores that are of special categories are to be operated only by mining enterprises; individuals are prohibited from any mining activities (Item 2, Article 35).
Advanced geological exploration has been undertaken in these areas by field teams of MGMR. Preliminary geological reports have been collected, and a plan for the prioritization of work in those, and prospective areas in Shandong Province is being prepared by WWM.
(Geo- Minerals), an affiliate of the Shandong branch of MGMR. The agreement provided for the creation of a geological and mining engineering consulting business, Shandong Luga Consulting Services Co.
With offices located on the premises of MGMR in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, Luga Consulting has access to all MGMR facilities, including contract services of 3,500 MGMR geological workers.