The sand that Dillingham is dredging is a specific form of calcium carbonate called aragonite which is used primarily in the manufacture of cement and as a soil neutralizer Read Full Article Caribbean Webcrat International 05102014 No downside to Bahamas developing sand exports The Nassau Guardian 08302013
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Aragonite mining in The Bahamas has been a hotly debated topic as many see it as a means to reap greater benefits from the countrys natural resources The debate gained traction in 2014 after it was revealed that Sandy Cay Development Company had a 25year lease to mine aragonite
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Alongside aragonite and salt other commodities in The Bahamas include cement refined petroleum sand gravel and stone Compared to the tourism industry which generates roughly 50 of the country’s GDP quarry operations remain a relatively small industry in The Bahamas and mining is virtually nonexistent
Aragonite mining in The Bahamas has been a hotly debated topic as many see it as a means to reap greater benefits from the country’s natural resources The debate gained traction in 2014 after it was revealed that Sandy Cay Development Company had a 25year lease to mine aragonite off Ocean Cay
Aug 23 2018 · Through a lease with Sandy Cay Development Company to mine aragonite off Ocean Cay near Bimini the Bahamas government reaps a royalty of 2 per metric ton Some have long believed the country
Aragonite was once referred to in the Bahamas as “White Gold” Flying high above the island nation of The Bahamas one will see goldenwhite dunes that appear just beneath the clear blue waters In certain isolated locations what appears to be white sand is actually a near pure calcium carbonate mineral known as Aragonite
STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS Original Service 2001 OCEAN INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED ARAGONITE MINING ENCOURAGEMENT Act No 5 of 1971 OCEAN INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED ARAGONITE MINING ENCOURAGEMENT An Act to encourage the mining by Ocean Industries Incorporated of calcareous deposits known as aragonite Assent 7th May 1971
According to geographer Neil Sealey in his book Bahamian Landscape s aragonite is a dense crystal form of calcium carbonate “As oceanic water moves onto the Bahama banks it is warmed and precipitates a sediment called oolite which appears as a fine white sandnot very different from the formation of salt in a salt pan by the evaporation of sea water
“Unlike any other mined mineral aragonite is organic and classified by the USDA as a renewable resource meaning that Ocean Cay is not depleting a natural resource of The Bahamas “According to scientific data combined with carbon analysis it is proven that aragonite is forming on a daily basis on the banks of The Bahamas