PRMs geological potential (RESEERVE West Balkan Mineral Register):
Bauxite deposits of unknown size and reserves, containing Ti, V, Ga;
− Limestone and hard rock (andesite, dolerite, amphibolite) crushed rock aggregates, sand & gravel aggregates;
− Calcite and quartz sand deposits, of unknown size and reserves;
− Gypsum deposits of unknown reserves.
Primary raw materials business opportunities (RESEERVE West Balkan Mineral Register):
− Development of the Mamutovac bauxite deposits (short term goal, 0-5 years): Additional exploration with the use of innovative techniques (i.e. remote sensing) to assess the geological potential; Estimation of the bauxite and REEs reserves according to International standards; Conducting scoping and pre-feasibility studies based on the results of exploration works to examine the viability of bauxites extraction and processing.
− Production of added value products from non-metallic PRMs (short- midterm goal, 0-7 years): Conducting a comprehensive review study on the alternative uses of hard rocks and industrial minerals; Scoping study for the definition of the non-metallic resources that present potential for production of added value products; Laboratory and pilot scale research for the production of added-value products such as ready-mixed mortars, abrasives, rock-wool e.tc from hard rocks.