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Katari Municipality slaps ban on limestone excavation and transport

16 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Saurya and Cosmos Cement Industries have come under a ban to quarry and transport limestone in the Katari Municipality. K atari Municipality Mayor Gyanendra Shrestha said that his office had prevented the two cement companies from transporting limestone for the time being as they had ignored repeated requests to come under the local level tax net. "Industrialists have not even paid vehicle tax. Tippers belonging to the cement industries have ruined the roads at eight wards as they carry l...

Case dropped against LafargeHolcim's mining in East Khasi hills

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Meghalya High Court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) against LafargeHolcim as being 'totally without merit' and 'tainted with ill design' against the company's mining of limestone in the land bordering Nongtrai and Shella, India, near the Bangladesh border. While the PIL had been pending since 2007, the Shella Action Committee (SAC) could not produce one land owner who was affected, after the land was transferred, sold or leased out in favour of Lafarge. The SAC had filed ...

Dangote Cement

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has been technically disqualified from applying for three limestone mine licences in an open bidding process, according to Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology. The mines in question are located in Dhading, in Nepal’s Central Development Region, and Palpa, in the country’s Western Development Region. The Investment Board Nepal approved the application back in 2013 before passing it to the mining department. However, Dangote’s proposal reportedly lacked essential document...

Penna Cement plans expansion Gudipadu limestone mining to raise cement output

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Indian cement producer Penna Cement is planning an expansion of the Gudipadu limestone mining project at the Gudipadu and Kundanakota, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. The project will see mining operations increase from 2.3Mta to 5.3Mta and is currently awaiting environmental clearance.The estimated cost of the project is INR50m (US$ 777,276) and the mining lease area is 392.63ha. Estimated mineable reserves are 88.403Mt, which will be mined in fully mechanised opencast operations ...

Fujian Cement to buy limestone mining rights

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

China-based Fujian Cement plans to buy mining rights of a 0.2Mta limestone mine and a 0.03Mta cement siliceous material ore mine from Shunchang Lugunshan Limestone Mine and Shunchang Wuli Ting, respectively. The transaction amount is CNY52.9m (US$8m) with an actual payment of CNY32.8m, according to Reuters. The limestone mine is understood to cover an area of 0.3605km2 with rights valid until 2032. The deposit holds 3.645Mt of reserves. The other mine, with reserves of 0.692Mt covers an ar...

Ambuja Cement secures Maharashtra limestone resources

10 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement has secured a limestone resources of 42Mt in the state of Maharashtra through an e-auction by the state government. The LafargeHolcim company participated in the e-auction for a limestone block for Nandgaon Ekodi Limestone Block in Chandrapur district at a final bid price of 125.05 per cent of value of mineral dispatched.

Dalmia top bidder for Chhattisgarh limestone block

08 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Dalmia (Bharat) Cement has emerged as the preferred bidder for the Kesla II limestone block in Raipur district Chhattisgarh, India, which was auctioned by the state government on Tuesday. Business Line (India) reported that an official statement said that with 215Mt of reserves, the block has an estimated value of mineral resource of INR103.67bn (US$1.61bn).

Prism Cement receives limestone mining lease

03 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement announced it has received a letter of intent from the government of Madhya Pradesh, India, for a cement-grade limestone mining lease. The lease if for mining in the Chulhi and Majhiyar villages in the Satna district of the central Indian state. To span a period of 50 years, the lease covers reserves of about 23.6Mt and applies to the cement producer’s plants Madhya Pradesh.

Zambia: three companies awarded Nyimba limestone mining rights

07 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Three companies have been awarded prospecting rights for limestone mining in Nyimba District, Eastern province, Zambia. GTJ Ltd working with the Zambia Consolidated Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH), Vikram Investment and Zawari Natural Resources Ltd are the entities that have been given the rights. Ministry of Mines Permanent Secretary, Paul Chanda, said, "Government has given three companies prospecting rights for limestone in Nyimba District. Of the three companies, GJT Ltd has mad...

Places of discovery

06 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Particular finds of scientific importance can transform the perception of quarries as sites of destruction to places of discovery. From fossils and archeological finds to structural features, such locations can help to provide a positive view of quarrying operations. By Fabio Coletta and Dr Michael Clark, Whitehopleman, UK. Quarries can be viewed as sites of important discoveries rather than destruction Often cement raw material quarries present unique geological features connec...