A resource with unique and beneficial properties
Our limesand resource at Boranup is unique to the area and indeed displays distinct characteristics from other lime sand resources. Known as "Neil's Pit", after the man who discovered and pegged the resource in the 1970's, it is rewarding to bring this high quality option to market after the painstaking process of ensuring mining extraction would be harmonious with the surrounding local and tourist activities.
- Ideally located to save growers in the SouthWest, Great Southern and Southern Wheatbelt seeking limesand from costly freight to Lancelin.
- Convenient backload after delivering grain to Bunbury or the many local agricultural operations that receipt bulk grain.
- Physical properties show excellent performance in typical online "Lime Calculators" such as those shown at http://www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison and recommended by WA Department of Agriculture
- RAV4 network access for AMMS accredited transport combination.
- Unique reactivity due to exceptional particle sizing and geomorphology, overcoming speed of reaction shortcomings typically seen in limesand.
- See opposite: Photo showing reactivity of the Boranup lime sand from Neil’s pit (RHS in both photo’s) compared to Lancelin lime sand. The yellow is solution pH 4 that turns blue at pH 7 to show the faster neutralizing effect. One gram of lime is added to the 200mls of solution (represents 1 T/Ha)
60 Seconds + Stir
Caves Road, Boranup 6286
*Opening January, 2019*
*Contact your Optima Agriculture agent for details*
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