Dolomite

Dolomite

Al Qamer for Energy & Infrastructure Ltd. has rights over the Oil-shale block, awarded and approved by the ‘Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources’ in the Attarat area of Jordan.

Dolomite (CaCO3MgCO3)

Is a sedimentary rock occurs as a sedimentary deposit similar in nature to limestone. Most dolomite deposits are as a result of replacement of Mg instead of Ca during the recrystallization of limestone while some dolomite precipitates directly from sea water. The dolomite rocks contain more than 50% of both calcite and dolomite minerals in which dolomite is more abundant than calcite.

  • Total area of 64.3 sq.km.
  • 110 km south of Amman (capital city of Jordan).
  • Easily accessible from the desert highway between Amman and Aqaba, very close to infrastructure.

Main uses are Direct applications of dolomite (Agriculture, Cement mortar, and treatment of cracks, Uses of selectively calcined dolomite (produce, Magnesium oxychloride cement, Magnesium oxysulphate cement, Inorganic magnesia foams, and silicate bricks) & Chemicals from dolomite (Magnesium oxide, magnesium hydrooxide, magnesium carbonate).

 which has economical value and used in many industries.

  • Already 17 Boreholes were drilled (Drilling : Core Drilling and Cut Drilling)
  • 3 Boreholes were carried out by Core drilling to access the Physical Characteristics of all deposited layers including oil Shale.
  • 14 Boreholes were carried out with Cut Drilling to analyses overburden layer.

 

 

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