Limestone: Lime (calcium) is utilised in a number of industrial processes other than as a crop dressing or as an element in the process of manufacturing a compound fertiliser (eg: calcium nitrate). These uses include the production oifluorspar (calcium fluoride); for the construction industry; and for metallurgy. An important source of calcium is limestone, a sedimentary rock forming in fact, an important back-haul bulk trade from Japan to Australia and a major export of the Caribbean. It is moved in lump form, is relatively harmless but can absorb in moisture up to 4% of its weight and must thus be kept dry.
- Limestone Bulk Stowage Factor 24/30
- Limestone Angle of Repose 34/55