Turkish Minerals

Türkiye’s Precious Minerals

    Quick Facts
  • Precious Investments
  • Precious Gold
  • Precious Workforce
  • True Prices
  • Center of the World
  • Export to
    174 countries
  • Production
    239 million tons
  • Companies
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from Türkiye
Around 70 types of mines are found in Türkiye. According to MTA data, our country is ranked 28th among 132 countries in the world in terms of total mine production value and is ranked 10th in terms of mineral diversity.
Boron minerals are placed at the top among the mineral reserves in Türkiye and constitute 72% of the world’s reserves. 
Variety of Minerals
Besides boron, Türkiye is quite rich in trona (natural soda ash), rock salt, sodium sulfate, perlite, pumice, feldspar, bentonite, barite, magnesite, gypsum, strontium salts, zeolite, sepiolite, marble, and natural stone.
It has quartz, quartzite, sandstone as industrial raw materials, and raw materials used for energy like coal and metallic minerals such as bauxite and chrome are the rich resources our country consists has as its main minerals. Türkiye can be considered to be among the few countries that are self-sufficient in terms of mineral resources and diversity.
Rates of Türkiye’s Minerals
Türkiye holds 2.5% of the world's industrial mineral reserves, 1% of coal reserves, 0.8% of geothermal reserves, and 0.4% of metallic ores reserves. It also has 40% of the world’s natural stone reserves and is the leading country in terms of natural stone, feldspar, and boron export.
About 59% of the world's boron demand is being met by Türkiye. At the same time, it ranks third in quartz-quartzite and bentonite export, and second in chromium ore exports in the world.   

Precious Leader in the World

National Advantages
Türkiye, which is an important segment of the Alpine-Himalayan tectonic belt, hosts notably diverse mineral deposits. In Türkiye, especially in Anatolia, mineral exploration and mining facilities for metals and raw materials date back to ancient times.

Therefore, Anatolia has pioneered many civilizations up until now. Türkiye also has the largest prospective land area in Europe and holds a 1% share of the $200 billion mining market. In order to increase the export rate, reserves are being operated quickly, bureaucratic processes are being reduced, and production is being increased. 

Precious Investments

In order to meet the needs of the industry resources allocated to mining, raw materials used for energy, and geothermal resource exploration investments have been significantly increased.


Precious Gold

Türkiye is the number one gold-producing country among the countries of the EU and is in the top 11 in the World Gold Reserve rankings.

Precious Workforce

The country has a highly qualified workforce. Experienced and knowledgeable employees achieve tasks within a reasonable time. 

True Prices

Geographic advantages help with exporting at a low cost.

Center of the World

Thanks to Türkiye's unique geopolitical position, products can be easily exported around the world.

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