Vietnam Calcium Carbonate OK12 Jan 2010 • by Natalie Aster
Cavico Industry and Minerals, a subsidiary of Vietnamese infrastructure company Cavico Corp., has received a mining licence from the government to produce 255,000 tpa of calcium carbonate and 88,600 cubic metres of marble from Thung San village in the Nghe An province, northern Vietnam
According to Vietnam Department of Minerals Resources and Environment, who granted Cavico the licence, the 16.07 hectare mine has proven reserves of approximately 4.22m. cubic metres of marble and 12.5m. tonnes of calcium carbonate.
“This license creates enormous opportunities for Cavico. The license is the final legal document required from the government for Cavico to proceed further with our exploration and construction efforts at the Thung San Mineral Mine,” said Hai Thanh Tran, vice president of Cavico.
“We are currently on schedule to complete the necessary access roads to transport our equipment to this location.”
The miner is planning to use an open cut mining technique to mine the paper filler and construction minerals.
Cavico intends for the calcium carbonate to be used in the plastics, rubber, paint, cement, mortar, paper and agricultural feeds and fertiliser markets.
Source: Industrial Minerals
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