Limestone Mine Job Recruitment
The Africa limestone mining industry has many opportunities as well as a need for highly skilled locals, Diaspora, and expatriates with scarce skills for mid to senior-level positions. CA Mining offers Executive Search Recruitment and Headhunting services for global mine companies and has extensive recruitment experience in limestone mining in Africa. With consultants who specialise in recruiting talent for limestone mines, we work to mobilise the limestone industry on the continent by providing mine sites with top talent. Visit the Mining Recruitment Africa Jobs portal to find Limestone Mining Jobs in Africa.
Significant limestone reserves can be found all over Africa, with North Africa being the most limestone-rich part of the continent. West Africa has a limestone belt that runs from the Central African Republic to the Atlantic coasts and over Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria. However, Benin, Ghana, and Togo also possess large limestone deposits. South Africa, Mozambique, and countries in East Africa including Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Kenya also contain limestone deposits.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock primarily composed of the mineral calcite, and ranges from being grey in colour to blue, yellow, white, black, and more. Occasionally it is almost pure calcite, but most limestone is filled with additional minerals and sand, resulting in the term “dirty limestone”.
The calcite is obtained mainly from the remains of organisms such as clams, brachiopods, bryozoan, crinoids, and corals. Limestone forms generally close to the source of shelly debris although some significant transport can occur. Limestone is normally mined from open quarries. It is the basic raw material in cement and is needed for the smelting of iron ore.