What is huntite?

December 18, 2023

Huntite-bearing rock is an aggregate which also includes some hydromagnesite. Large, commercially practical deposits of huntite are only found in the Republic of Türkiye (Turkey) and Greece. Thermo-chemical processes below the earth’s surface formed the world’s largest deposits in the Republic of Türkiye several million years ago from hydrothermal magnesium-rich solutions. The industrial value of a huntite deposit flows from quarrying and processing rock to carefully defined combinations of huntite and hydromagnesite mineral fractions.