Cuba has exported more than 350 tons of zeolite to Brazil so far this year
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- 06 / 23 / 2008
Twenty-four tons were also sold to Italy, as the government continues to try to open a market for this useful mineral in Europe and, in general, to increase the offer of zeolite for multiple uses.
The processing plant, part of the Central Enterprise for Geology and Mining, also provides zeolite to the poultry industry in the province of Cienfuegos, to the citrus complex of Jaguey Grande in the province of Matanzas and has begun to deliver small amounts to local producers in the province of Villa Clara.
However, the use of zeolite in Cuban agriculture could be much more widespread with national production slated to surpass 15,000 tons in 2008.
The Tasajera-piojillo zeolite deposit is 25-kilometers long; of which only 0.8 km have been studied for exploitation, guaranteeing an abundance of this mineral for a long time to come.