Oman: Duqm quarry sites identified

Oman: Duqm quarry sites identified
Published: 13 November 2012


Plans to build a multi-million rial cement plant in Oman's northern city of Al Duqm is progressing, with the promoters started identifying potential limestone quarry sites.

The raw material is abundant around Duqm port and an extensive geological mapping has identified two main areas with nearly timeless quantities of high quality limestone. The Al Safiya area is located 15km west of the port and is primarily intended for the cement industry. In the Al Hydaybah area, 15-to-20km south of the port, thick layers of white limestone exist.











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