Magnesite as soil conditioner (Google / ABC News)

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Tarkine mine test drilling begins

A Melbourne-based resources company is testing the viability of mining for magnesite in north-west Tasmania.


The company’s General Manager, Allan Daley, says there is considerable demand globally for magnesite which has many uses.

Right from being a water purifier, conditioning soil, as a kid you might have taken it as milk of magnesia but its bulk use is as a refractory material in the steel making process,” he said.


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.