Panamint Valley Limestone to develop lime plant

By |  May 15, 2018

Panamint Valley Limestone (PVL) plans to develop a new plant in Trona, California.

The company acquired site and air emissions credits. It also began the conditional use permit process, and studies and preliminary engineering were initiated.

The PVL Lime Plant will be located on a site northwest of existing Searles Valley Minerals and ACE Cogeneration industrial facilities on a brownfield site. Additionally, the plant will convert limestone rock, quarried from the company’s established limestone quarry in the Panamint Valley, into 400 tpd of quick lime and hydrated lime products used in cement, soil conditioning, water treatment and industrial processes.

According to PVL, the lime plant, costing $45 million, will be the only producer of lime in the state of California, where currently all lime used is imported. Additionally, having a new industry in California will provide jobs and add to the San Bernardino County tax base, the company says.

Lime production is slated to begin in early 2021, PVL adds.

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