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Turkey maintains an important place in world mineral production. The country is among the world’s leaders in the production of chromium ore, extracting 1.7 million metric tons in 1996. Other mineral exports include boron concentrates (1.2 million metric tons) and copper (58,000). Fossil fuel extraction is used primarily to meet domestic demands; in 1999 Turkey produced 23 million barrels of petroleum, 850 million cubic meters (30 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, and 67.2 million metric tons of coal. Most of the coal was low-grade lignite, although some amounts of higher- grade coal were extracted. Other mineral products included bauxite, iron ore, manganese, antimony, lead, zinc, and sulfur. A special mineral produced is meerschaum, which is used to make tobacco pipes.



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