Feldspars in Turkey

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

Having recently overtaken Italy as the world’s largest producer of feldspar, Turkey dominates global supply of the ceramic and glass mineral and is expected to remain on top as global demand recovers, Aykut Karaca, IM Correspondent, finds.

Feldspars are important industrial minerals mined for their aluminium oxide (Al2O3), sodium oxide (Na2O) and potassium oxide (K2O) content. In loose terms, feldspar is a mineral group comprising aluminum silicates with varying amounts of potassium (K), sodium (Na) and calcium (Ca). More specifically, feldspars are tectosilicates (aluminosilicates), containing K, Na...

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