Environmental effects of stone pits in Hatay (Turkey)

Korkmaz H., Cetin B., Ege I., KARATAŞ A., Bom A., Ozsahin E.

2nd International Geography Symposium-Mediterranean Environment, Antalya, Turkey, 2 - 05 June 2010, vol.19, pp.504-510 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 19
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.162
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.504-510
  • Keywords: Hatay (Turkey), stone pit, open pit operation, environmental effects
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Open pit operation type is generally preferred in mining operations due to its applicability on all operable exposed rock grounds, its minimum production loss and high production rate. Especially materials like marble, travertine, limestone, dolomite, calcite and granite are mainly mined by open pit mining. Mined materials are put through breaking, crushing and sifting processes in pit area or facilities established close by. Number of this type of open pit mines in our country has increased in recent years.