Mineral and raw material base of the Kherson region
In the region there are 112 deposits of minerals, 92 deposits of which are taken into account in the State balance of mineral resources of Ukraine and 33 deposits, which in the future can be developed.
In the Kherson region the following natural resources are available:
Cement and brick – tile clays
The State balance of Ukraine’s minerals defined 7 deposits of limestone for the development in the region, suitable for burning on lime, with reserves of 89.6 million tons (or 12.65% of the total reserves of Ukraine). At present, West-Tyaginka deposit (PJSC “Tavria construction company”) and Starosilske deposit (PJSC “ArcelorMittal Berislav”) in industrial development.
More than 20 deposits of building sand have been explored in the region, among which 11 fields with total reserves of 194.39 million m3 were accounted by the State balance of mineral resources of Ukraine (three industrial deposits of construction sand – Shabovka, Kalanchak and Kardashinka – were involved in industrial development).
The deposit of manganese ores is explored in Kherson region (Fedorovske deposit) with operational reserves of minerals 31.5 million tons, which will ensure the exploitation of this deposit for a period of not less than 30 years.
There are 39 deposits of building stone in the region, 16 of which are accounted by the State balance of mineral resources of Ukraine, in particular:
2 deposits of pith stone, one of which is developed (Lviv deposit of sawn limestones);
20 deposits of brick-tiled raw materials with reserves of 38.432 million m3 (or 1.58% of the total reserves of Ukraine), one of which is developed – the Kamyshanske deposit (PJSC “Tavrian Construction Company”);
2 deposits of rubble stone, fractional and non-fractional gravel and limestone with an area of 418 hectares and 20 hectares, located on the territory of the village of Bila Krynica and Davydov Brid village in Velyka Oleksandrivka district of the region).