Turkey’s mining facilities and metal deposits date back to ancient times. In Turkey nearly 60 types of minerals have been produced. Moreover Turkey has 2.5% of the industrial raw meterials, 1% of coal, 0.8% of geothermal and 0.4% of the metallic mineral reserves of the world.
Turkey’s exportation of natural stone is in 3rd rank in the world but 1st of the world in marble and travertine exportation.
Other rich mine reserves of Turkey is bauxite, boron, chromium, coal, copper, gold, silver, iron, nickel, manganese, phosphate.