Lime products play an important role in the full lifecycle of a mine, from the initial construction of a mine right through to remediation.

Our Calbux quicklime (calcium oxide) and Limbux hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) products are used throughout mining operations for the refining and conditioning of metal ores and non-ferrous metals such as gold, silver, copper, zinc and aluminium.

Buxton Lime’s high purity lime products keep pH values at the required levels throughout the entire mine/mining operations, ensuring a high value yield from metal and mineral processing. Calbux and Limbux are mainly used for:

  • Cyanide leaching during gold and silver extraction
  • Regulating pH values to ensure process safety
  • Flotation of liquids
  • Neutralising tailings from mine operations
  • Scrubbing acid gases from smelting operations
  • Drying and stabilising waste sludge
  • Treating mining waste water
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Lime products used in mining

We ship Calbux quicklime and Limbux hydrated lime products for the mining across Europe and around the globe in bulk and bagged

Calbux Quicklime

Calbux Quicklime

The Calbux range is of consistent high purity and available in a range of reactivities to suit any quicklime reactor or slaking process.

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Hydrated Lime

The Limbux range includes a comprehensive choice of high quality hydrated limes, including specialist grades to meet specific applications.

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Liquid Lime

Kalic pre-prepared liquid limes are highly stable in suspension and very fast reacting. This not only makes them easy to use and store, but also extends plant life and lowers maintenance costs

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