(Industrial minerals – Talc )
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