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Calcite and dolomite mineralization in the area around Balangoda and critical analysis of mining methods and utilization of the deposits

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dc.contributor.author Jayatissa, MDCP
dc.contributor.author Urapola, MOA
dc.contributor.author Perera, PAAP
dc.contributor.author Kumar, MM
dc.contributor.author Chandrakumara, GAK
dc.contributor.author Weerawarnakula, S
dc.contributor.author Abeysinghe, AMKB
dc.contributor.editor Karunaratne, S
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-23T10:57:45Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-23T10:57:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05
dc.identifier.citation ************* en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.uom.lk/handle/123/18369
dc.description.abstract Among the industrial minerals found in Sri Lanka Calcium and Magnesium Carbonate bearing minerals and rocks play a major role in local industry. Crystalline Dolomite and Calcite found in metamorphic terrains are used in ceramic industry, fertilizer industry and in local lime manufacturing plants. Major Calcite and Dolomite occurrences in the metamorphic Precambrian basement are found in Digana, Kekirawa, Polonnaruwa, Balangoda, Baddulla, and Okkampitiya. Studies carried out in the area around Balangoda showed the calcite and dolomite occurrences are located in the area of Hlukpeilessa, Rajawaka and Molamure. Legal and illegal small scale mining has been carried out in the area during last few decades. Studies also showed most of the mining is carried out haphazardly. No proper mining methods have been used for maximum utilization of the deposits. Furthermore, long term mining has not uplifted the socio-economic conditions of the people of the area and proper environmental protection methods have also not been used. Systematic mapping of the deposits, educating miners on proper mining methods, safety precautions and value of environment protection could lead for better utilization of the deposits. Proper financial guidance through possible co-operate system to obtain financial assistance for mining , transporting materials and finding systematic market for continuous material supply could also uplift the socio-economic condition of the community. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Earth Resources Engineering en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject Mapping en_US
dc.subject Mines Occurrences en_US
dc.subject Socio-economic condition en_US
dc.title Calcite and dolomite mineralization in the area around Balangoda and critical analysis of mining methods and utilization of the deposits en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Earth Resources Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 4th Annual Conference "Towards the Sustainable Management of Earth Resources" - A Multidisciplinary Approach en_US
dc.identifier.place Katubedda en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 29-32 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Proceedings of 4th Annual Conference "Towards the Sustainable Management of Earth Resources" - A Multidisciplinary Approach en_US
dc.identifier.email sarath@earth.mrt.ac.lk en_US


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