Turkey’s largest mineral reserve was found in Elazig

Turkey’s largest mineral reserves were found. It is stated that the reserve found in the investigations and field studies carried out by the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) in Elazig is the largest mine reserve in the history of the Republic and its total market value is billions of dollars.

MTA, which has been working in Elazig for about a year, has reached important mineral reserves. The reserves, which are expected to have a very high contribution to the country, were found in the town of Maden, Sagrili village, Kisabekir and Seterli.

In addition to copper, there are also gold, zinc, cobalt and many other mines in the region, where the largest mineral reserves in the history of the Republic of Turkey are located.

The new reserves in Maden district, which met Turkey’s need for bullets during the War of Independence, excited the citizens.


Ramazan Sekmen, one of the residents of the district, who made statements about the works in the mine, said “Private enterprises buried our district in history by not searching for mineral reserves by only taking the remaining tops, but when our district came to an end, as a result of the research conducted by MTA and Turkish Petroleum for a year, the largest copper mine reserves of the Turkish Republic were found in our district for centuries.”

“This has made us and our district very happy. Until now, this field is the largest copper reserve field in the history of the Republic of Turkey. The mineral reserves found will contribute greatly to our country. Currently, $20-30 billion of reserves are mentioned, which automatically contributes to Turkey’s current foreign debt.”

Stating that he is happy about the reserves found, Murat Demir said, “Of course, it is a proud situation for our country and our country. The discovered mine is not just copper. This region has been one of the most popular places in the copper industry for years. The employment potential will increase. I hope it will be operational soon.”

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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