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LYDFORD MINING CO. BY JIM HARRIS Lydford Mining says its site in St. Ann, Jamaica, has one of the “purest known calcium carbonite deposits in the world with the lowest known lead values.” WITH DEMAND FOR LIMESTONE ON THE RISE, LYDFORD MINING CO. IS EXPANDING ITS MINING OPERATION INTO NEW INVESTMENTS AND JOINT VENTURES. ISLAND OF OPPORTUNITY O COMPANY PROFILE Lydford Mining Co. Annual sales: $3 million Headquarters: St. Ann, Jamaica Employees: 60 Services: Limestone mining Edgar Cousins, managing director: “We operate at a very high international standard, this is why a lot of companies have been attracted to us.” 28 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM ne company is finding success and opportunity in the mining industry from its home in the hills of Jamaica. Lydford Mining Co. mines hundreds and thousands of tons of limestone and its derivatives each year from its base in St. Ann, Jamaica, providing raw materials to clients on and off the island. “We consider ourselves uniquely positioned in that we have huge reserves of high quality limestone right where we are,” Managing Director Edgar Cousins says. “Our reserves are in the hundreds of millions of tons.” Materials mined by Lydford have a wide range of uses. Limestone is regularly used in construction, and processed as ground calcium carbonate is used as filler for plastics, PVC pipes, fertilizers, animal feeds, paints, industrial cleansers and scouring powders. The material is growing in demand for use in food and pharmaceutical applications including antacids, vitamins and chewing gum, he adds. “What makes us attractive is we have one of the purest known calcium carbonate deposits in the world with the lowest known lead values,” Cousins says. This high purity limestone is leading Lydford Mining into the coveted food and drug array of products in the world marketplace. FALL 2010 http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010
Spillover Effects
Profitable Path to Renewable Energy
Dynamic Air Shelters Ltd.
Elevating Boats LLC
Gazelle’s Oilfield Services Ltd.
International Alliance Group
Lydford Mining Co.
Offshore Inland Marine, Industrial & Oilfield Services
Q.B. Johnson Manufacturing Inc.
Thermo Design Engineering
Western Camp Services Ltd.
Western Copper Corp.
Alberta Welltest Incinerators
Blakely Construction Co. Inc.
Bluewater Constructors Inc.
Energy Fabrication Inc.
OFM Pump Inc.
Lithium Americas Corp.
New Dominion Construction Inc.
Otis Gold
Owen Sound Ledgerock Ltd.
Reagan Equipment Co. Inc.
Swick Mining Services (Canada) Inc.
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Africo Resources Ltd.
American Tank Company Inc.
Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling & Exploration
Clarkco Oilfield Services Inc.
Energy Fuels Resources Corp.
ESA Renewables LLC
GPR Industries (1994) Ltd.
Helio Resource Corp.
Landdrill International Inc.
Laurel Aggregates Inc.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
NioGold Mining Corp.
Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.
Phoenix Exploration Co.
Premium Rock Bit Corp.
Queenston Mining Inc.
RAE Engineering & Inspection Ltd.
Goldcorp – Red Lake Gold Mines
C-FER Technologies Inc.
Surepoint Group
Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble Inc.
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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010