Together with Arcadis, we are developing mineral applications for soil beneficiations in the Netherlands. The goal of the projects is to promote stone meal fertilization as a sound tool for soil conditioning and restoration of soil mineralogy. Below you can see a trial where anorthosite powder is applied to solve calcium deficiency symptoms on asparagus and probably also resulting in stabilizing effects on soil.
In January 2010 we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the international consultancy and project management group Arcadis Nederland BV (“Arcadis”). The objective is to investigate use of eclogite and anorthosite minerals as stone meal for soil conditioning in agriculture.
Arcadis is currently working on projects for soil conditioning in the Netherlands. Nordic Mining has supplied minerals for testing purposes to the first pilot project.
We see an interesting international market potential for stone meal in agricultural applications, and together with Arcadis we will jointly explore this potential in cooperation with other commercial partners.
Arcadis is an international company providing consultancy, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings, to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life. Arcadis develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments.