Minerals PDF Print E-mail
Lesvos varied geologic history endowed island with an array of geologic resources. Several important minerals and rocks have been described from island. Among them, kaolin, perlite and magnesite were under exploitation in the past. Other materials such as calcareous diatomite, zeolite tuffs, bentonite, opal, lignite and chromite occur in such a small amounts that their exploitation is not presently possible. Currently, industrial clays and reddish lava used as building blocks are extracted from the areas of Vatera and Thermi respectively. Recent research projects on gold mineralization have shown that there exist promising areas for gold a possible exploitation.
< Prev   Next >

  • English
  • Ελληνικά

The Museum

Lesvos today



Home | The Museum | Lesvos today | Lesvos in the Past | Geology of Lesvos | Collections | Links | About this site