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An introductory visit to the Matma region

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To check the security and geological situation in the Matamah region, in Al-Jawf Governorate, a team from Silica Company, which included Esam Al-Motawakkel, CEO of Silica, Hussein Al-Numair, the company’s consultant, and Khaled Al-Debai, a geological engineer at the Survey Authority, this team made a field visit to the area Planned to be explored. The […]

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Signing a memorandum of understanding with the Yemeni Geological Survey and Mineral Resources Board (YGSMRB)

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In the first business of Silica, a memorandum of understanding was signed to explore gold and associated minerals in Al-Jawf Governorate, Al-Matma area, between the company and the Geological Survey Authority. The memo will be a prelude to Silica obtaining an exploration license, and then exploiting it in the event that an economic feasibility of […]

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The Characteristics and Possibility of using Al-Lisi (Yemen) Pumice Rocks as Abrasives and Polishing Material in Dental Laboratories Instead of Imported Pumice

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The pumice rocks crop out at Al-Lisi locality, which lie at about 15 km east of Thamarcity. Pumice rocks occur within acidic volcanic rocks sequence consisting of rhyolite, obsidian and pyroclastic rocks. Volumetric study of Al-Lisi pumice rocks shows similarity with the imported pumice.Petrographic examination shows that the pumice rocks of Al-Lisiare composed mainly of more than 75% silica groundmass with embedded phenocrysts of quartz, sanidine, plagioclase, anorthoclase and pyroxene. Chemical analysis shows that…

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Basalt Opportunity

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Basalt rocks sources in Yemen are unlimited, as well as the existing investment of basalt stones in the local construction sector; there are many studies that show the great potential for investment in the basalt industry. Government analyzes* show that the technical specifications of the basalt in Yemen are standard. Silica oxide ranges from 47.80 […]

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Sandstone Opportunity

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One of the investments we have already started, through negotiations with the Yemeni government, to grant us a license in Amran governorate, where there are deposits of sandstone with a high percentage of silica, where it reaches more than 99%. A study of the construction of a solar cell plant will be carried out by […]

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Pumice and Scoria Opportunity

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There is currently an existing investment in the province of Dhamar, Lassi site in the rocks of the Pumice. Estimated reserves at this site are three billion tons of crude, and can be up to 20 billion tons in more optimistic estimates. Pumice is used locally in the production of light bricks. In Silica Mining […]

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Building Stones Opportunity

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Basalt, limestone and other building stones are among the rocks we plan to invest in silica, where there are unusual reserves for these building rocks. One of the most famous features of Yemen is the stone construction of houses, where all types of stones are used. There is an extraordinary waste of this raw during […]

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Gold Opportunity

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Silica intends to invest in gold mining, and considers it one of its future core projects. We have already begun locating sites that have geological or historical evidence of the presence of gold and are now in negotiations with the Yemeni government to obtain a license to explore one of these sites. There are many […]

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Chemical, Physical and Geotechnical Properties Comparison between Scoria and Pumice Deposits in Dhamar – Rada Volcanic Field -SW Yemen

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A study of the chemical and physical properties of Scoria and Pumice deposits in Dhamar – Rada volcanic field, and assess these deposits in manufacturing lightweight concert. The study area is located 95 Km SE Sana’a city (the capital of Yemen), extends to southeast of Dhamar city and spread to Rada` district. It is covering an area of approximately 2500km2. Thirty representative samples were collected from different areas of Dhamar – Rada volcanic field, as 15 samples for Scoria and 15samples for Pumice deposits…