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What minerals can be found in Jamaica?

What minerals can be found in Jamaica?

Jamaica has a more diverse range of minerals than many of the islands in the Caribbean. Limestone is Jamaica’s most abundant mineral; other minerals include alumina, bauxite, and mineral fuels, gypsum, marble, gold, clay, salt, sand and gravel, marl and silica sand.

Is Jamaica rare earth elements?

There are potentially large deposits of rare earth elements at a location in Jamaica, says Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague. Montague said it is proven that Jamaica’s red mud possesses rare earth elements, but the methods and costs of extraction pose a concern.

Is there copper in Jamaica?

There is at this point no copper industry in Jamaica, but studies over time have indicated strains of the mineral, mostly concentrated in the eastern end of the island. A UWI paper described copper as second only to bauxite as the most widespread metalliferous mineral in Jamaica.

What stone is mined in Jamaica?


Larimar (Blue Pectolite)
Category Inosilicate mineral
Formula (repeating unit) NaCu2Si3O8(OH) or NaCa2Si3O8(OH)(Calcium substitution by Copper produces the Blue Color)
Crystal system Triclinic
Crystal class Pinacoidal (1) (same H-M symbol)

Where in Jamaica can copper minerals be found?

Copper Wood mine, Clarendon Hills, Clarendon Parish, Jamaicai.

Where is gold found in Jamaica?

The Main Ridge project covers 30 square kilometres in central Jamaica and is one of seven exploration zones held by the Canadian company under licence. Carube said it found “new gold discoveries” in Donkey Hill and Mango Valley, and that the soils returned up to 2.5 grammes per ton or g/t of gold.

Can gold be found in Jamaica?

A Canadian firm, Carube Resources, has made a significant discovery of copper and gold in the Bellas Gate region of St. Catherine. The company which has pumped over CAD $3 million into prospecting the area made the announcement in a recent press release.

Has gold been found in Jamaica?

Does Jamaica have iron?

Iron ore, gypsum, and marble are in eastern Jamaica, and clays occur in the west. Silica sand and limestone are found throughout the island. Other mineral resources include peat, gravel, and smaller quantities of lignite, copper, lead, zinc, and phosphates; Jamaica’s black sands contain some titanium.

Are there any gold mines in Jamaica?

The Gold Copper Mine is near May Pen, Jamaica. The Gold Copper Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. The ore mined is composed of tetrahedrite, cuprite and pyrite. The ore body extends 0.41 meters (1.35 feet) thick.

How much Aluminium does Jamaica produce?

What was Jamaica’s Aluminum: Exports in 2020?

Last Previous Range
82.667 2020 1.138 2019 1995 – 2020

Where is Marble found in Jamaica?

Occurrences of marble which is suitable for use as an ornamental stone are on Serge Island, Mt. Auburn and adjacent areas of St. Thomas.