Orașu Nou mine

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Orașu Nou mine
Location Orașu Nou
Commune Satu Mare County
Country Romania
Products Bentonite
Production 14,700 tonnes of bentonite
Financial year 2008
Opened 1955
Company Bentonita S.A.

The Orașu Nou mine is a large mine in the northwest of Romania in Satu Mare County, 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Satu Mare and 641 kilometres (398 mi) north of the capital, Bucharest. Orașu Nou represents the largest bentonite reserve in Romania, having estimated reserves of 25 million tonnes (25,000,000 long tons; 28,000,000 short tons).[1]


  1. ^ "Oraşu Nou mine" (in Romanian). www.bentonita.com.ro. 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-05-30.