IChemE - The Fundamental of Mineral Lime and Limestone

24th April 2024 10:00 am

Limestone is a sedimentary rock made of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), usually in the form of calcite or aragonite. It may contain considerable amounts of magnesium carbonate (dolomite) as well. However, minor constituents of clay, iron carbonate, feldspar, pyrite, and quartz are also commonly present. In many cases, the grains are microscopic fragments of fossil animal shells.

In our daily lives, we can easily see how useful lime and limestone. From the moment we wake up in the morning until we go to bed at night. For example, when we eat and drink, glasses and plates require limestone in the manufacturing process. When we go to the bathroom to clean our teeth or shower, the soap and toothpaste we use also contain limestone. When we want to paint a house, the paint is also made with limestone content. In short, our life definitely cannot live without limestone. We will discuss the geological exploration, mining operation and also mineral processing for mineral industrialization.


Arif Syahrijal, Industrial Mineral Consultant, Indonesia

Arif has a Geological Engineering background with more than 15 years of exposure across Geological Exploration, Resources and Reserve Evaluation and Mining Operation. Having good knowledge to perform work in Geology from the business prospect to be business pipeline. Successful implemented geological skill to perform project for several project in South East Asia for mining limestone. Exposure on across industry and multinational company had contribute for creating sharp analytical thinking to execute work task in operation/management level.

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