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The Republic of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into two main parts; the area under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus, comprising about 59% of the island's area, and the Turkish-occupied area in the north, calling itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, covering about 36% of the island's area and recognized only by Turkey.
The areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia are allocated by treaty to the United Kingdom as sovereign military bases (Western Sovereign Base Area or WSBA, and Eastern Sovereign Base Area or ESBA, respectively).
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
80 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
Localities in this RegionShow map
- ⭔Famagusta District (Ammochostos District; Gazimağusa District)
- ⭔Kyrenia District (Keryneia District; Girne District)
- ⭔Larnaca District (Larnaka District; İskele District)
- ⭔Limassol District (Lemesos District; Limasol District; Leymosun District)
- ⭔Nicosia District (Lefkoşa District; Lefkosia District)
- Nicosia District (Lefkoşa District; Lefkosia District)
- Mathiati (Madyat; Matyat; Mathiatis)
- Three Hills Mine
- Troodos mountain range
- Agrokipia A deposit
- Agrokipia B deposit
- Alestos deposit
- Kambia deposit (Kampia mine)
- Kannoures chromite mine
- Kaphedes deposit (Kapedes deposit)
- Kokkinorotsos chromite mine (Chrome Mine)
- Kokkinoya deposit (Kokkinoiya deposit)
- Mazovounos deposit
- Memi deposit
- Sha deposit (Sia deposit)
- ⭔Paphos District (Pafos District)
- Troodos mountain range
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Bear, L.M. (1963): The Mineral Resources and Mining Industry of Cyprus. Bulletin No.1. Republic of Cyprus. Ministry of Commerce and Industry Geological Survey Department, Nicosia, xx pp.
Koski, R.A. (1983): Sulphide mineralization and wall-rock alteration in ophiolites and modern oceanic spreading centres. Journal of Geochemical Exploration (19), 496-498.
LIEBHER, W. & MÜCKE, A. (1998): Früher Kupfererz-Bergbau auf Zypern und die Entstehung der massiven Sulfide im Troodos Massiv. Aufschluss 48, 3-14. (in German)
Prüfer, P. (2010): Mineralien der Insel Zypern. Der Aufschluss 61, 97-106 (in German).
Prüfer, P. (2011): Mineralien der Insel Zypern (2). Der Aufschluss 62, 175-186 (in German).
Prüfer, P. (2012): Mineralien der Insel Zypern (3). Aufschluss 63, 261-269 (in German).