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  The highest peak of the island is Tsiknias (725 m.). It is situated in the eastern part of Tinos and towers above a channel which bears its name. Here starts the Ikarean Sea. Strong winds often whip through the channel and buffet the mountain. That is why, according to ancient mythology, it was the home of Eol, "the king of winds". The steep and rocky mountain of Xompourgou ( 640 m.) dominates the central part of Tinos.
  The surroundings of the village of Volax are especially beautiful, with round granite rocks cropping out of the infertile soil. Slate prevails on the island, while limestone exists only in the form of marble.
  The island counts several quarries providing an abundance of white and green marble (used in the construction of Buckingham palace and of the Louvre). Minerals are also mined on Tinos, where one finds deposits of chromium, lead, ferrous and manganese minerals, etc.

This text is cited Apr 2003 from the University of Patras' XENIOS DIAS website URL below.

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