(Industrial minerals – Talc )

Introduction:

Talc is a clay mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula Mg3Si4O10(OH)2.

OCCURS IN SUDAN:

Two types of important talc deposits are found in the ultra-basic rocks in Ingessana Hills and QalaEnahal region. Minor occurrences are found in a number of regions in northwest Sudan. The second type is associated with dolomite rocks in Sheraik region and a number of locations in the Red Sea Hills. Talc is utilized locally for paints and pharmaceutical industries.

 

 

Geologist : MOHAMMED OMER AHMED