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THE CALCAREOUS LIMESTONE

  • The sand products produced Latomia Latouros Ltd are unique, given how Cyprus was created by – arose from the sea.
  • Latouros natural sand’s particles are spherical shaped, working like a bearing when used in construction applications as part of a concrete mix. The sand particles' special shape gives gives better workability and allows concrete producers to reduce their water-cement ratio. The less water, the higher the concrete strength. Using “Latouros sand” in concrete, also means using less cement, thus lower concrete production cost.

With the unique calcareous limestone-based sand produced at our Latouros and Elmeni quarries in Dali, we are the only quarries in Cyprus that sell a unique calcareous limestone product not only in the district where it is quarried but across the whole island. Antonis Antoniou Latouros - Managing Director at Latomia Latouros Ltd

The quarrying process
  • The excavation of the calcareous limestone is mainly done using mechanical means, more specifically, with a Cat D102T crawler dozer ripper.
  • In cases where the deposits are harder, the initial excavation is done by implementing safe, efficient and cost-effective drilling and blasting.
The quarry team
  • The quarry’s skilful team has gathered a wealth of knowledge about the unique characteristics of the calcareous limestone. The team uses its background to design shot patterns that balance the desired breakage outcomes with the cost of achieving them. The quarry team’s members have specialised training in drilling and blasting ensuring the work is completed with professionalism and within the European regulations.
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SAFETY GOVERNS EVERY STEP IN CONSTRUCTING AN EXCAVATION PLAN SPECIFIC TO EVERY SITUATION

SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE EXTRACTION

The quarry’s engineers foster good relations with regulatory authorities with early, accurate, and frequent communication.

CALCAREOUS LIMESTONE FOR DIFFERENT USES

Latomia Latouros sells the following calcareous limestone products:

Product Standard Type
Aggregates for Concrete CYS EN 12620 Sand 0-4mm
Aggregates for Mortar CYS EN 13139 Sand 0-4mm