Camiş Madencilik A.Ş. is an affiliate of Şişecam Group of Companies and produces industrial raw materials required for glass and ceramics industries.
Camiş Madencilik A.Ş. continuously increasing its capacity since its foundation in 1988 has attained a production capacity of 4,5 million tons and has developed its capabilities in areas of mining, technological research and development, plant design and installation in addition to producing products in accordance with customer demands.
Camiş Madencilik A.Ş. continues its activities in almost 70 mining license and 18 raw material enrichment and processing plants in various parts of our country. Company also organizes logistics services so as to meet customer demands in time.
Camiş Madencilik A.Ş., which also provides consultancy and project services for supply of raw materials in countries that are in the territories of Şişecam’s business activities, has been continuing its business activities in Egypt since 1999.
Shares of R.K. Vijenac d.o.o. limestone establishment located in Tuzla canton of Bosnia Herzegovina Federation have been acquired by the joint-partnership of Camiş Madencilik A.Ş. and Fabrika Cementa Lukavac, which is an Asamer Group of Austria, in 2010 and our company has started to produce raw materials for cement and soda industries in Bosnia Herzegovina since then.
Camiş Madencilik A.Ş., which is an entrusted supplier of the Group Companies and a leader in Turkish mining, targets to grow its business in mining industry with a value added production strategy and taking advantage of opportunities for sales to companies not belonging to our group.
Silica sand or quartz sand: Quartz particles (SiO2) with a size between 2.00 and 1.05 mm, formed as a result of disintegration of magmatic metamorphic rocks rich in quartz. Quartz sand is white, while sands containing iron oxides have colors that range from pink to red or brown. Quartz sand is made of silica and may contain low levels of clay, feldspar, iron oxides and carbonates.
Feldspar: Feldspars are the most common mineral group found on the earth’s crust, constituting approximately 50 percent of it; nearly 90 percent of magmatic and metamorphic rocks and 10 percent of sedimentary rocks are feldspars. This group is divided into alkali feldspars and plagioclases according to isomorphic mix and formational characteristics.
Limestone: Rocks containing at least 90 percent of CaCO3 in their composition are called limestones, as well as those with at least 90 percent of calcite minerals.
Dolomite: Dolomite is formed when CaO in limestone is replaced partially or completely by MgO. For this reason, it is structurally related to limestone and has vertical and horizontal transitions to it. The chemical structure of dolomite is CaMg(CO3)2, which makes it a double-carbon compound; it is a mineral with a structure that differs from calcite, as first determined by the French geologist Dolomiev Syluoin.
Kaolin: The most important constituent mineral in kaolin is kaolinite, which is a clay mineral with aluminum hydrosilicate in its structure. In clay classifications according to crystal structure, the kaolinite group differs from the rest with its unidirectional and single-size structure. Kaolins are formed when granitite or volcanic rocks containing feldspars are altered into kaolinite minerals.
Quartzite; formed by a very solid bonding of quartz sand grains with a silica bond. The chemical composition of the rock is SiO₂ and it’s physical resistance is very high. In addition to Quartz they may contain low level of clay, feldspar, iron oxides and carbonates.