Mineral resources of Poland> Rock raw materials and others> Calcite
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Vein of quartz occur in Paleozoik limestones in Holy Cross Mountains and near the city of Kraków. Calcite deposits, occurring in form of veins, were documented in świętokrzyskie voivodeship

Calcite is used in ceramic industry. In the past, it was used in glass industry and as the fancy stone.

Anticipated economic resources, documented within four deposits, are estimated at 287 thousand tonnes. Only in Radomice I deposit calcite is occurring as the main raw material, in others calcite is co-occurring raw material with limestones as the main raw material.

There has not been calcite exploitation carried on in Poland since 1998. In Skrzelczyce deposit there are Devonian limestones exploited for road and building purposes.

Prepared by: Elżbieta Tołkanowicz