Monday, January 8, 2018
Havana.- The gypsum mine of Punta Alegre, in the eastern Cuban province of Ciego de Avila, supplied 56,400 tons of that mineral to the country's cement industry in 2017.
The mine has reserves that will allow its exploitation for more than 500 years.
In addition, the mine supplied gypsum to the cement factories in Cienfuegos, 26 de Julio in Camagüey, Siguaney in Sancti Spiritus, and José Mercerón in Santiago de Cuba.
Two years ago, the mine's technology was renovated, including the mill, which was replaced by a new one from China.
In late 2017, the mine supplied 1,242 tons of gypsum plaster, mainly for false ceilings, interior decoration and the health care sector.