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Uses


Agricola Superfine Lime is used to raise the pH of acidic soils.  Acid soils cover millions of hectares in Australia.  Acidification of soils leads to loss of productivity in crops and pastures.   Agricola Superfine Lime can correct the pH balance of the soil when applied as a top dressing.  The superfine grain size means that it is extremely soluble and does not need incorporation like other lime products. 

We believe that there are other, industrial, uses for our Superfine Lime, for example in gold and base metal production.  Lime is used in the processing of ore. In addition, many mines produce undesirable acidic waste liquids.  The superfine Agricola carbonates can render these safe by neutralising them.

Specifications

CaCO3 

65.1 %   (Ca as CaCO3    26%)

MgCO3 

17.0 %   (Mg as MgCO3   4.9%)

Al2O3    

1.4 %

Fe2O3

0.6 %

NaCl 

0.7 %

SiO2

9.9 %

K2O

0.5 %


Neutralising Value

85.4

Moisture content 

variable around 7%

Average particle size 

8 microns  (0.008mm)

Assays of stockpile samples are by ALS Laboratories, Brisbane. Particle size measurement is by CSIRO Division of Soils, Adelaide.

Stockpile location

Lake Hawdon, 15km east of Robe, South Australia. 

 

 
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