19510 - The Greek zeolite becomes a reality

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athena Kehagias

The Greek zeolite becomes a reality during these days. In Kokkalo region, near the village of Petrota in southern Evros, work regarding the research license begins. More specifically, the Olympus company from Thessaloniki begins road construction, as per the permit, at the selected zeolite deposit.
With the road opening, we will have the opportunity of sampling, in order to know in a direct manner, the quality of the zeolite through its percentage within the zeolithic tuff.
With his procedure, an historic page opens wide, regarding the Greece of the future, since zeolite is one of its components.
For the first time, our homeland enters through research in the process of mining and this constitutes a big step for our nation.
Simultaneously, it is also a justification of the pro zeolite struggle, having finally overcome the phase of inaction for the mineral wealth with a substance, which, as a natural stone, is environmentally friendly, and also friendly to animals and to humans.
Zeolite is a huge application platform across a wide spectrum.
Consequently, the reality of the Greek zeolite will enhance several fields, and will offer perspectives for innovative actions, additional jobs in a region which is in need of it, for practical reasons.
Therefore, everyone who promoted the issue of the Greek zeolite, can now rejoice and continue even more vigorously for the future of our homeland and our nation. The course of the Greek zeolite has just began.