MEERSCHAUM
is a hydrous magnesium silicate having the chemical formula Mg4Si6O15(OH)2•6H2O. Most of the meerschaum of commerce is obtained chiefly from the plain of Eskişehir in Turkey, between Istanbul and Ankara. It occurs there in irregular nodular masses, in alluvial deposits, which are extensively worked for its extraction. It is said that in this district there are 4000 shafts leading to horizontal galleries for extraction of the meerschaum. The principal workings are at Sepetçi Ocağı and Kemikçi Ocağı, about 20 miles southeast of Eskişehir. The mineral is associated with magnesite (magnesium carbonate), the primitive source of both minerals being a serpentine.
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Company Name : REALİTE HIRDAVAT İÇ VE DIŞ TİCARET LİMİTED ŞİRKETİ
Location : İSTANBUL / BAĞCILAR
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Company Name : SIRMA ERMEC
Location : ESKİŞEHİR / TEPEBAŞI
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Phone : +90(222) 231 27 47
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