Marble Aggregate

Farasan Project

The Farasan Project is located close to the King Abdullah Economic City, about 120km north of Jeddah, some 40 km from the Red Sea coast, in the Province of Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Jeddah-Yanbu Highway is about 20km from the Project.

After a prelimimary geological studies, which included sampling and laboratory analysis, UMIC successfuly applied for several Mining Licences in the area. Currently, UMIC is mining marble from two of its Mining Licence areas, where detailed geological studies, including core drilling, were completed.

The marble is mined by the conventional open-pit method, using drilling and blasting. The resulting rock boulders are processed in a Crusher Complex to aggregate, of less than 22mm in size, at a rate of about 40,000 tons per month. In addition, UMIC has a strict quality control system, using a mine-site laboratory for daily testing of the content of CaCO3, MgO & SiO2