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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...

Lithuania’s limestone reserves sufficient for decades to come

24 February 2017, Published under Cement News

In 2016 cement companies mined around 680,000m 3 of limestone suitable for cement production in Lithuania, according to the Lithuanian Geological Survey (LGT). This represents a small decrease when compared with the 688,000m 3 recorded annually on average over the last five years. Lithuania’s sole cement producer Akmenes Cementas receives its limestone in the Karpenai quarry in Akmenes District. In addition, the company also uses Triassic clay in the country deepest pit, the Saltiski...

India: Dalmia and Nagaur limestone blocks awarded

11 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The government auction of the 3B1A Limestone Block in Zayal, Nagaur, India, has awarded the block to Emami Cement, which paid INR51bn (US$746m) for the 125t concession. Meanwhile, Dalmia Cement obtained the Chittorgarh B Block in Nimharea, Chittorgarh. The cement producer paid INR54bn for the limestone deposit, which has a reserve of 175t, the biggest block auctioned up to data. Secretary of Mines, Aparna Arora, said that six companies were competing at the auction, which is expected ...

CAR government signs limestone agreement

06 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) is one step closer to the exploitation of the limestone deposit in Bombassa and Ndimba villages, on the banks of the Oubangui river. CAR Trade Minister, Hassan Come, and the Head of China Geo Engineering Corp, Wing Wen Hao, signed on 3 January two draft agreements, one relating to the exploitation of cement in the African country. It earmarks the limestone deposit for use in cement production subject to a positive feasibility study. ...

India Cements to develop Coromandel limestone

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

India Cements has proposed the development of the Coromandel limestone mine in Chilamkur and Kalamalla, Mandal Yerraguntla, Andhra Pradesh. The project represents an investment of INR1650m (US$24.6m), including the cost of the land. The 413ha site would yield around 3Mta of limestone, which the company would use for captive consumption at a new 2Mta greenfield clinker plant, located next to an existing plant at Chilamkur. The limestone will be excavated by conventional opencast mechanised...

Philippines: Republic Cement confident despite environmental crackdown

17 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement has vowed to continue with its expansion plans and has said that it is "ready" to face an environmental audit from the Filipino government, ABS-CBN News reports. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recently handed out suspensions to 10 mining companies over safety violations and has challenged the country’s largest coal mining firm, Semirara, to make the case for allowing its operations to continue. Republic’s president, Rentao Sunico, said he was co...

India: Lakshmi Cement gets green light to expand Sirohi limestone mine

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lakshmi Cement has been given environmental clearance to expand its opencast limestone mine in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. Under the proposals, the mine’s capacity will be expanded from 8 to 13Mta. The firm had originally applied for permission for the project in March 2013, but environmental clearance was not given until July 2016. Work on the 390.625ha site is expected to commence immediately.