Talc is the softest mineral in the World. Although there are many different varieties of this mineral ore but they have this basic characteristics of being soft and platy. Talc is a very important part of everyday lives. The magazines we read, the polymers in our cars and houses, the paints we use and the tiles we walk on are just some of the products that uses this performance mineral.
Talc is a hydrated magnesium sheet silicate with the chemical formula Mg3 Si4 O10 (OH)2.
This chemical composition makes it practically insoluble in water, weak acids and alkali’s. It is neither explosive nor flammable as it has very little chemical reactivity.
The most common host of talc ore bodies is dolomite and ultramafic rocks. The color variation of its lumps vary from Snow White to black including greenish grey and various shades of green pink and even red.
Talc In Pakistan
Pakistan has huge talc resources in Abbotabad and Mansera Region. This region along with adjacent area was subjected to huge mountain formation and tectonic pressure 500 million years ago, hence the presence of all kind of different minerals.
Pakistan is home to one of the best talc mines in the world which are being coming into lime light throughout the World. We have few open pits mines in Pakistan so most of the soapsotne has to be taken out of underground mines. Blanc Fixe Minerals mines are situated in the lush green province of KPK. We have team of best geologists that carefully manages the mining affairs. A systematic mining schedule to keep the local weather conditions and challenges in mind along with an advance sorting facility in the port city of Karachi help us keep the inventory at optimum levels. All our mined material is brought to the sorting facility, where the finest art of manual hand sorting under the supervision of trained staff is used to produce the best talc lumps in the World.
We have a very strict grading system according to which different grades of talc is separated and marketed throughout the World. Saying all that great care is taken not to disturb the natural environment and mines head are not situated near dense vegetation.