Mineral Resource

Mineral Resources

Mineral Resources Pilot Project – Utilized local raw material to make clay tiles, ceramics and sanitary ware. Local ceramic industry benefited from research work in the use of fluxes and glazes for stone and earthenware.

Developed acid resistant floor tiles, decorative pieces, drain pipes and roof tiles.

Researched and developed clay bricks and blocks as part of a low-cost housing programme.

Researched and promoted a limestone deposit to maximize the use of the Island’s extensive limestone resources.  Impact: Whiting (calcium carbonate, which produces the white colour in plastic, toothpaste, paint and paper) developed contributing to import substitution.

  • Established levels for the use of red mud in cement manufacturing, and the production of red mud refractory bricks for use in manufacture of ceramic kilns.

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