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    PRODUCERS OF HIGH QUALITY CALCIUM
    AND MAGNESIUM CARBONATES
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    PRODUCERS OF HIGH QUALITY CALCIUM
    AND MAGNESIUM CARBONATES

BUILDING A LEGACY TOGETHER

  • Through B-BBEE
    shareholding
    collaboration

  • Using
    advanced
    technology

  • By improving
    agricultural
    products

  • With enhanced
    industrial
    products

  • Ensuring
    responsible and
    sustainable mining

About Us

Umzimkhulu Industrial Holdings (Pty) Ltd, trading as Rossmin is an open cast mining operation, mining a high quality limestone deposit near Port Shepstone known as the Marble Delta. Rossmin was established in 2010 to mine calcitic and dolomitic limestone. Rossmin uses the most advanced systems to process the minerals to produce products of a high quality.

Rossmin has incorporated the local community as shareholders in the business and through this initiative and the Rossmin Social and Labour plan, Rossmin is contributing to uplifting previously disadvantaged people in the community.

Today Rossmin is a fully operational business and has its customers, staff and various stakeholders at the core of its culture.

Rossmin has a unique Limestone deposit which lends itself to producing high quality Calcitic and Dolomitic products, widely used in the following:

  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Agricultural Lime
  • Animal Feed
  • Carpets and Backing
  • Cement
  • Construction Aggregate
  • Decorative
  • Fertilizers
  • Flue Gas Desulphurisation
  • Food Additive
  • Food Supplements
  • Fungisides
  • Glass Manufacture
  • Mining
  • Mortars
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Plastics
  • Putty
  • Rayon Processing
  • Roads
  • Rubber
  • Steel Refining
  • Tile Adhesive
  • Tile Manufacture
  • Vinyl Flooring
  • Water Treatment

Using modern mining methods, latest advances in sorting technology and sizing, Rossmin will crush and size material to suite clients needs.

"THE WHITE ROCKS OF NATAL"

The Marble Delta is a unique limestone formation in the confluence of the Umzimkulu and Umzimkulwana rivers covering an area of about 40 square km’s inland of Port Shepstone.

The Marble Delta is the major source of limestone mined in KwaZulu-Natal and the limestone mined here is considered to be of the highest quality in South Africa.

Reserves of this rich deposit are estimated to be 300 million tonnes.

Sustainability

Rossmin, through responsible mining intends to have a low impact on the surrounding environment:

  • A small percentage of the total Rossmin mining area is directly affected by the mining activity, which means that a large area is maintained in its natural state.
  • Through good governance during the life of the mine, to manage the natural resources, the impact on the environment will be minimised.
  • Rehabilitation post mining activities will restore the area to conserve the natural heritage.

Rossmin has set aside a substantial area around the mine as a biodiversity conservancy to ensure a natural habitat for wildlife in the area generally, and specifically to create an protected environment for the Trumpet-mouthed Hunter Snail, endemic to the area.

Dr. Dai Herbert, of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg, collected more than 40 different species of snails in 2001 and 2002 on Ndongini, some of which were quite rare and unusual. Of particular interest was the discovery and description of a species new to science. This species has been described as Gulella Salpinx, the Trumpet-Mouthed Hunter snail. It is a small snail, only 7.5 mm long, but, unlike many other snails that feed on plant material, it is a carnivore, feeding on soft-bodied creatures that live in the surface soil and leaf litter of well-wooded habitats. It is also unusual in that it does not lay its eggs, but retains them within the parent until they hatch as miniature crawling youngsters.

Rossmin has set aside a substantial area around the mine
as a conservancy to ensure a natural habitat for wildlife

Latest news

14 June 2019

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03 August 2018

As part of our ongoing efforts to assist with education

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DURBAN HEAD OFFICE

Tel: +27 31 372 9800
Email: sales@rossmin.co.za
Address:
892 Umgeni Road
Durban
4001
South Africa
Postal Address:
PO Box 47174
Greyville
4023
South Africa

MINE

Tel: +27 87 286 7245
Email: mine@rossmin.co.za
Address:
St Faiths Road
Port Shepstone
4240
South Africa
Postal Address:
PO Box 47174
Greyville
4023
South Africa
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