underground wealth in Karaman are
lignite fields found in Ermenek and Konya-Karapınar / Karaman-Ayrancı
Ermenek-Taştepe lignite field observed within the Neogene sediment units, a
total reserve of 5.918.000 tons with a high calorific value was determined.In
Ermenek area, 1,700,000 tons of possible reserves with a calorific value of
3262 Kcal / kg were determined. Production is done in these fields.
as a result of the studies conducted by the General Directorate of Mineral
Research and Exploration in the province and nearby areas, talc, sand-gravel
and barite formations as well as aluminum, copper-lead-zinc and manganese
mineralizations from metallic mines have been identified as industrial raw
material sources. However, most of them are small sized formations.
Furthermore, there is great marble potential throughout the province and an
inventory study is conducted by the General Directorate.
mineralizations are located in Sarıveliler district and aluminum mineralization
is located in Ayrancı district. The manganese mineral observed in
Kazımkarabekir, Centre-Taşkale and Centre districts have been produced in the
talc formations are also observed in Kazımkarabekir and Ayrancı districts.
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