The Turkish mining sector is highly prospective with tremendous scope for growth given that an estimated 40% or so of its mining potential has yet to be explored. In addition to being the largest gold producer in Europe, Turkey’s large and diverse mineral-resource base includes: copper, chrome, nickel, iron, lead, mercury, tin, zinc and magnesium. Commercial opportunities exist across a full range of activities including exploration, development, extraction, mining equipment, laboratory analysis, environmental assessment, and CSR.

Some of the leading international mining/smelting companies active in Turkey include:

  • Eldorado Gold, Canada (Kışladağ & Efemçukuru Gold Mines)
  • Alacer Gold, Canada-Australia-Turkey (Çöpler Gold Mine)
  • First Quantum, Canada (Çayeli Copper Mine)
  • Ariana Resources, UK (Kiziltepe Gold & Silver Mines)
  • Pasinex, Canada (Pınargözü Zinc Mine)
  • Centerra Gold, Canada (Oksut Gold Mine-Under Construction)
  • Alamos Gold, Canada (Kirazlı, Agi Dagi, Camyurt development projects)
  • Stratex International Plc, UK (exploration & development projects)
  • Teck Resources Ltd, Canada (exploration & development projects)

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