Organik Madencilik to open Turkey’s first vermiculite mine

By IM Staff
Published: Saturday, 26 September 2015

A JV between Turkey’s Yildrim Group and Greek miner S&B, Organik is planning to produce vermiculite from the Karakoc deposit in central Turkey and is intending to tap into markets where shortages have seen the mineral substituted for perlite in the past.

Organik Madencilik is looking to set up Turkey’s first and only vermiculite mine. Based in Sivas in central Turkey, the company is a partnership between Yildirim Group and Greek mining group S&B, which is now owned by France-based Imerys.

The joint venture (JV) plans to develop the...

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