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Managing expectations | Bahamas Local News

A review of the aragonite sector in The Bahamas and the potential of the unique mineral is ongoing, according to Minister of the Environment Kenred Dorsett. While technical expert

Underseas Bahamas Mine Stirs Conservation Fears

The island, called Ocean Cay, is 20 miles south of Bimini and 50 miles east of Miami. It is expected to grow to 200 acres by the end of the year. Its first use will be as a stockpile for the ...

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: Everything You Need to Know

Ocean Cay began its life as an artificial island built so private companies could dredge its white aragonite sand in the 1960s. MSC acquired the 95-acre island in in 2015 through a 100-year lease ...

6 Major Ports in the Bahamas

Port of Ocean Cay. Ocean Cay port is located on an artificial island spanning 95 acres. It is the biggest island in the Bahamas and close to Miami. Initially built in the 1950s it was used for aragonite sand mining. However, it was also used as a facility for handling LNG tankers, with facilities for handling ships weighing up to 85,000 tonnes.

Aragonite mining proposal faces local pushback

"Ocean Cay where mining occurred for 40 years shows no sign of recovery. "This is why the government placed a moratorium on …

DREDGING MONEY FROM THE BANK

DREDGING MONEY FROM THE BANK. Aragonite worth billions is being mined in the Bahamas. Sometimes on a clear day you can't see the bottom. Across the inky-blue Gulf Stream from Florida, near the sheer edge of the Great Bahama Bank, a new island is emerging from the sea. Although it bears the appealing name Ocean Cay, this new …

EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment REPORT) AES OCEAN …

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OCEAN CAY AND THE BIMINIS, THE BAHAMAS by Haley & Aldrich, Inc. for AES Ocean LNG, Ltd. The proposed LNG facility, discussed in greater detail in Section 2 of the EIA, will be located on Ocean Cay, situated approximately 30 km (18 mi) south of South Bimini island and 80 km (50 mi) east of the …

Aragonite real value just $2.5m | The Tribune

Through a lease with Sandy Cay Development Company to mine aragonite off Ocean Cay near Bimini, the Bahamas government reaps a royalty of $2 per metric ton. …

Environment minister says aragonite mining is …

Ferreira pointed to the mining that occurred at Ocean Cay for 40 years. "This suggests even though the resources are vast, aragonite is not produced continuously but goes through stages of growth and rest. …

6000 ft.+ of Carbonated Substance Pumped from Ocean Cay…

An aragonite production facility near Bimini, the Bahamas requires the pumping of the mineral slurry to a close-coupled barge and then through 6,000 feet of line to a dewatering plant on Ocean Cay, a nearby artificial island. The Marcona Ocean Industries operation uses the 24-inch Ellicott ® cutter suction dredge "Allan Judith". The dredge ...

Call for committee to look at aragonite industry | The Tribune

Currently the country's only major aragonite mining operation is on Ocean Cay, which is 27 miles south of Bimini.

The aragonite hysteria | Bahamas Local News

A letter dated June 3, 2010 written by Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister David Davis to Sandy Cay's lawyer, H. Campbell Cleare III advised that approval was granted for the company "to recommence its mining operations at Ocean Cay and to export aragonite from The Bahamas".

Natural resources group challenges $2.5m royalty for aragonite mining

The Government earned a $2 per metric ton royalty when the Sandy Cay Development Company mined aragonite off Ocean Cay near Bimini, prior to the Christie administration's deal with Mediterranean ...

Family of drowned man believes Ocean Cay unsafe | The …

In March 2023, a 51-year-old Korean cruise passenger at Ocean Cay was found unresponsive at Light House Beach. In her research, Ms Charles said she learned that Ocean Cay was an old mining site ...

Foreign firm removes aragonite permit claim | The Tribune

Tribune Business that the aragonite mining licence for Sandy Cay has been assigned to the Sandy Cay Development Company, which is owned by Anthony Myers, a Bahamian. Government sources yesterday ...

New aragonite mining proposal still under consideration

Currently, the country's only major aragonite mining operation exists on Ocean Cay, located 65 miles east of Miami and 27 miles south of Bimini. The project is …

26 Secrets You Must Know Before You Visit Ocean …

6. Ocean Cay is a man-made island. Ocean Cay is an artificial island that was built in the late 1960s by dredging, with the purpose of mining Aragonite sand. It's now considered a Marine Reserve with …

Natural resources group challenges $2.5m royalty for aragonite mining

The Government earned a $2 per metric ton royalty when the Sandy Cay Development Company mined aragonite off Ocean Cay near Bimini, prior to the Christie administration's deal with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for that island to become a private cruise port.

PROPAGANDA ON ARAGONITE MINING IN THE BAHAMAS

The PLP assumed the government and found the mining operation in place. There must have been cogent reasons why it continued. The fact is today there is no aragonite mining in The Bahamas. The site Ocean Cay that was the staging post for the mining is now to be a tourist resort owned by the shipping firm MSC.

Family of drowned man believes Ocean Cay unsafe | The …

In her research, Ms Charles said she learned that Ocean Cay was an old mining site. Ocean Cay was built by dredging in the late 1960s and was used to mine Aragonite sand for diverse industrial purposes. In 2015, MSC Cruise Line signed a 100-year lease agreement with the Bahamian government to redevelop the island into a new …

Aragonite miner denies 'Sandy Cay' connection | The Tribune

A Bahamas-based aragonite miner yesterday vehemently denied it had any links to a Mexican company claiming it has the necessary approvals to export "aragonite …

Aragonite dissolution protects calcite at the seafloor

In the open ocean, calcium carbonates are mainly found in two mineral forms. Calcite, the least soluble, is widespread at the seafloor, while aragonite, the more soluble, is rarely preserved in ...

Sea salt production in the Bahamas | The Tribune

Aragonite - Ocean Cay was the sale location till the sale to MSC which produced Aragonite and exported the product. ... the only mining that seems to be popular is quarrying our hills in Nassau ...

Ocean Industries Incorporated Aragonite Mining …

(1) This Act may be cited as the Ocean Industries Incorporated (Aragonite Mining Encouragement) Act, 1971. (2) This Act, excepting section 4 thereof, shall be deemed to have come into force on the 3rd day of July, 1969. 2. In this Act — "Company" means Ocean Industries Incorporated, a corporation organised and existing under the

Aragonite real value just $2.5m | The Tribune

Through a lease with Sandy Cay Development Company to mine aragonite off Ocean Cay near Bimini, the Bahamas government reaps a royalty of $2 per metric ton. Some have long believed the country could make much more. He said this could only happen if the country embraces the right extraction policy for the mineral, one "rooted in …

Managing expectations | Bahamas Local News

May 19, 2014. A review of the aragonite sector in The Bahamas and the potential of the unique mineral is ongoing, according to Minister of the Environment Kenred Dorsett. While te

Ocean Cay

Ocean Cay is an island in the Bahamas located in the district of Bimini. It is located 20 miles south of Bimini proper. Ocean Cay is an artificial island which was built by dredging in the late 1960s by Dillingham Construction of Hawaii and was used to mine white Aragonite sand for diverse industrial purposes. The cay has been redeveloped as a private island …

About: Ocean Cay

Ocean Cay is an island in the Bahamas located in the district of Bimini. It is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Bimini proper. Ocean Cay is an artificial island which was built by dredging in the late 1960s by Dillingham Corporation of Hawaii and was used to mine Aragonite sand for diverse industrial purposes. [sand mining] The cay has been …

Aragonite real value just $2.5m | The Tribune

Through a lease with Sandy Cay Development Company to mine aragonite off Ocean Cay near Bimini, the Bahamas government reaps a royalty of $2 per metric ton. Some have long believed the country...