Identification of chrysotile in local soil at Beypinari village (Sivas-Turkey) regarding mine and health issue


ÖNAL Y., Depci T., Onal A., Onal A., Üner T.

JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, cilt.87, ss.205-212, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12594-016-0388-7
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.205-212

Özet

Asbestos is dangerous for health and is forbidden to use in Turkey, but villagers who live in rural eastern part still use it especially for their home for insulation purposes and even as a substitute for baby powder. Therefore, geological and chemical properties of this type of soil, which is near the settlement, should be characterized and identified from the point of view of health. Beypinari asbestos deposits are located at Beypinari village, about 90 km southeast of Sivas, Turkey within Central Anatolian Ophiolites. Therefore, in the present study, the existence of chrysotile in Beypinari asbestos deposit were characterized and identified by mineralogical analysis and by major, trace, REE analysis. The results show that the samples contain different amount of calcite mineral, the main mineral being chrysotile.