With several awards for Mine reclamation, Crystalinks Investment and Services continues to be a technological leader in mine design and production. Crystalinks Investment and Services strong financial stability, ingenuity and evolving technologies help us pursue new mining ventures and acquisitions, and make us uniquely qualified to handle mining operations of any size. We also have the license to mine and export the following:
This is an important mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate which is a widely used substance known as baby powder (aka talcum). Talc is used in many industries such as paper making, plastic, paint and coatings, rubber, food, electric cable, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, ceramics, etc. The exploitation of the vast deposits would therefore satisfy local demand and that for export.
Gypsum is an important input for the production of cement. It is also used for the production of Plaster of Paris (P.O.P) and classroom chalks. A strategy for large-scale mining of gypsum used in the cement industries is urgently required to sustain the existing plants and meet the future expansion. Currently, cement production is put at 8 million tonnes per year while the national requirement is 9.6 million tonnes.
Iron Ore are natural minerals in form of rocks, mined and economically extracted into metallic irons used to make pig irons which is the main raw materials that is used to make Steel Irons. Our Ores are of high quality, Containing very high quantities of hemantite or magnetite (greater than 60% iron), and are known as “natural ore“.
The single most important commercial use of lead is in the manufacture of lead-acid storage batteries. It is also used in alloys such as fusible metals, antifriction metals, solder, and type metal. Metallic zinc is used in the production of alloys and in galvanizing to protect steel structures.
It is still present as a chemical additive in rubber and paints.
Barite is the primary, naturally occurring, barium-based mineral. Barite is also known as baryte, and in Missouri is known as "tiff”. The primary countries in which commercial deposits of barite are currently found are the United States, China, India and Morocco. Barite’s high density and chemical inertness make it an ideal mineral for many applications including Drilling industry, Medical industry, plastics, clutch pads, rubber mudflaps, mold release compounds, radiation shielding, television and computer monitors, sound-deadening material in automobiles, traffic cones, brake linings, paint and golf balls.
Gold mining is a global business with operations on every continent, except Antarctica, and mines of widely varying types and scale. Gold is not a new story, its qualities makes it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Its common applications are Jewellery making, Finances and Investing, Electronics/Computers, Dentistry/Medicine and Aerospace.
Bitumen is an oil based substance. It is a semi-solid hydrocarbon product produced by removing the lighter fractions from heavy crude oil during the refining process. The vast majority of refined bitumen is used in construction: primarily as a constituent of products used in paving and roofing applications. the production of asphalt involves mixing sand, gravel and crushed rock with bitumen, which acts as the binding agent.
Coal is a combustible, sedimentary, organic rock, which is composed mainly of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Coal is a fossil fuel and is far more plentiful than oil or gas, with around 110 years of coal remaining worldwide. Not only does coal provide electricity, it is also an essential fuel for steel and cement production, and other industrial activities.
Coal plays a vital role in meeting global energy needs and is critical to infrastructure development - over 40% of the world's electricity and 70% of the world's steel is produced using coal.
Gemstones mining has boomed in various parts of the world especially in West African countries. Some of these gemstones include sapphire, ruby, aquamarine, emerald, tourmaline, topaz, garnet, amethys, zircon, and flourspar which are among the world’s best. Good prospects exist in this area for viable investments.
The national annual demand for table salt, Caustic Soda, chlorine, sodium bicarbonate, sodium Hydrochloric Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide exceeds one million tonnes. A colossal amount of money is expended annually to import these chemicals by chemical and processing companies including Tanneries and those in food and beverages, paper and pulp, bottling and oil sector.
Kaolin, or China clay, is nearly white in color. It is distinguished from other industrial clays based on its fine particle size and pure coloring. The primary constituent in kaolin is the mineral kaolinite, a hydrous aluminum silicate formed by the decomposition of minerals such as feldspar. Its mainly used in the paper industry, Kaolin has a variety of other uses in products including paint, rubber, cable insulation, specialty films and fertilizers.
Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula CaCO3. It is formed by three main elements: carbon, oxygen and calcium. It is a common substance found in rocks in all parts of the world, Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is created when calcium ions in hard water react with carbonate ions creating limescale.
Dolomite is an anhydrous carbonate mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate, ideally CaMg(CO3)2. Dolomite is used as an ornamental stone, a concrete aggregate, and a source of magnesium oxide, as well as in the Pidgeon process for the production of magnesium. In horuculture, dolomite and dolomitic limestone are added to soils and soilless potting mixes as a pH buffer and as a magnesium source. Home and container gardening are common examples of this use. Dolomite is also used as the substrate in marine (saltwater) aquariums to help buffer changes in pH of the water, and it has many more uses.