Calcite or Calcium carbonate is a white, non-toxic and odorless chemical compound naturally found in the earth’s crust. Moreover, it is a common constituent of chalk, limestone, and marble. Calcite is extracted by mining or quarrying for use in industrial processes. It is available in type namely precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and ground calcium carbonate (GCC).
PCC has a very fine and controlled particle size whereas GCC has a powdery-like texture having various grade sizes. Due to the high brightness and light scattering properties, calcium carbonate is extensively used in paper and pulp industries as a filler for white paper. It is also used as a coating pigment in the paints and coatings industries.
Calcite derived from high-purity limestone or marble is used as a food additive (designated E170) and also in multiple medical applications. Our quarry is officially assessed to contain 98,90% of the purest CaCO3 (Calcium Carbonate) and 0,46% CaMg(CO3)2, which means 99,72 % total carbonates. This high-purity material will be used exclusively for the international medical and food industry. We already have an official letter of intent for approximately $18MM per annum in purchases from an industry-leading company in Europe. Marble is also used as a food additive (designated E170) and also in multiple medical applications.