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Title: Quarrying in Malta
Authors: Gatt, Peter
Keywords: Stone industry and trade -- Malta
Quarries and quarrying -- Malta
Building stone industry -- Malta
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: QMJ Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Gatt, P. (2002). Quarrying in Malta. Quarry Management, 29(2), 10-13.
Abstract: Within a European context, the Maltese quarrying industry represents a special set of problems. The islands' size is a mere 316km2, where 30 aggregate quarries and some 60 dimension stone quarries presently supply the local burgeoning construction industry with quarry products. The major constraints preventing the quarrying industry from expanding to its full potential in Malta are the lack of territory and the limited rock resources. This is aggravated by an insularity which has retarded modernization and restructuring within the context of global competition. The environmental impacts of quarrying are also more readily perceived in a very densely populated country such as Malta.
ISSN: 09509526
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