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SOLAR ENERGY

Solar energy, its potential and ease of use compared to other renewable energy sources has an opportunity an easier way to proliferation . Adiyaman, with the potential for solar energy in terms of the geographical location as one of the lucky cities in the country. The annual total of 3,000 hours sunshine time, with this potential Adiyaman is one of the best region within Turkey and around the world.

 

MARBLE

Adiyaman province has met with the marble production in 2006. Adiyaman, with rapidly expanding production of marble, is poised to become the shining star of this sector. In Adiyaman for over twenty marble quarries and two marble factories in operation. The sector has already provided employment to nearly 500. Known as Dark and Light emperador marble stone is produced, in the province. Total reserves of the sector, are estimated to be approximately 2 billion tons, has potential to affect profoundly the trade life and the socio- cultural life of the province.

 

MINING

Adıyaman has rich mine resources that include industrial raw material and metallic mine reserves. Çelikhan-Karlık has copper reserves and Gerger , Bulam-Pınarbaşı areas have iron ore reserves. Bu in consequence of being off-grade and phospated, those mines can not be processed. Tut-Meryemuşağı, Gölbaşı-Yumaklıcerit, Çelikköy and Merkez–Küçükhacıvert areas have significant manganese reserves.

 

As industrial raw material source, center of Adıyaman is important by its medium quality cement raw material reserves.  Beside these, Central Adıyaman has also limestone, marl and clay reserves, geological brick-tile reserves. Baryte reserves are in Besni district, phosphat reserves are in Tut district and Golbaşı-Harmanlı has brown coal reserves.

 

Kind of the Mine

Location

Amount (Thousanda Tones)

Copper

Çelikhan, Sincik

6.700

Iron

Çelikhan

24.160

Magnesium

Gölbaşı, Besni, Tut

8

Phosphate

Besni, Çelikhan, Gölbaşı

8.400

Raw material of the brick and tile

Samsat, Kahta, Gölbaşı

24.000

Coal(lignite)

Gölbaşı

53.094

Cement raw material

Gölbaşı

229.000