Ministry: Calcium carbonate of good quality found in Serbia
In proportion to its size, Serbia is very rich in mineral resources, including those recognized by the European Union as critical for economic development, and calcium carbonate of good quality was found, the Ministry of Mining and Energy announced.
The Ministry issued a statement regarding the announcement of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that calcium carbonate had been found in Serbia, and that a large gold deposit had been found in one of the poorest parts of the country.
„As calcite has recently been in the public focus, the Ministry of Mining and Energy feels obliged to familiarize the public with the importance and usability of this mineral, especially its ecological characteristics, bearing in mind that this mineral is used, among other things, in water purification and desulphurisation filters,“ the statement reads.
It is explained that calcite is a type of calcium carbonate (formula CaCo3), an extremely pure natural calcium carbonate – in the case of Serbia with a purity of 99.63 percent, which makes it one of the purest calcium carbonates in the world.
Its application rage is extremely wide and it is used in almost all industries – from paint, varnish, plastic, paper, to raw materials for pharmacy, cosmetics, food additives, chemical industry…