The Saindak copper-gold deposits, located at a distance of 35 km from Pakistani border town Taftan and 325 km from the city of Dalbandin, was discovered by Geological Survey of Pakistan in 1961. The area was further studied from 1972 to 1973 and the mineralized zones were defined as East, North and South ore bodies. From 1974 to 1977, Resource Development Corporation (RDC), later on called Saindak Metals Limited (SML), carried out the exploratory work through drilling of 135 bore-holes in the targeted areas.A brief of South, North and East ore bodies is as follows

During the geological evaluation period, SML drilled 40 exploratory holes in the East Ore-Body. Between 2007 and 2008, Sinomines Resource Exploration Co. Ltd., China drilled 16 exploratory holes (10,595 m. In January 2019, MRDL submitted Design Scheme of Supplementary Geological Exploration for Saindak East Ore-Body and drilled 46 holes (10,875 meters) including 7 for geotechnical studies upto May 2019. Final feasibility study was submitted in Decamber 2020. The main features i.e Geological resources with 0.36% Cu @ 0.25%Cu cutoff grade: 336 million ton. Mineable ore reserves@ 0.374%Cu. 85.60 Million ton. Waste rock: 68.87 million ton. Ore production : 12500 t/d, 4.25 million t/y. ROM Cu feed grade : 0.364%Cu.