Mineral Development (MDL) has completed construction of its new $70mm production facility in the heart of Central Florida’s Bone Valley. The project has a confirmed 20-year reserve life at its initial site.
Secondary recovery reprocesses old mine tailings into high-quality feedstock for fertilizer production. The project only extracts material from land that has been previously mined, the vast majority of which was disturbed before mandatory reclamation regulations, and MDL will reclaim this land according to modern reclamation standards. Secondary recovery is an efficient and responsible way to provide the world with the resources it requires to feed its growing population. It creates jobs for the community, supplies high-quality products to support farmers, and improves the land.
MDL production and product quality upon startup:
Since all MDL’s activities are on previously mined land with no green-field mining, the process has been well received by regulatory agencies, activist groups, local authorities, neighbors, and landowners.
Most of the material recovered was originally mined prior to the 1975 mandatory reclamation laws so the land was reclaimed to various standards or not at all. MDL complies with DEP standards of today which will restore the land to its original state with native vegetation and enhanced surface water flow.
MDL uses primarily surface water in its process with no harmful chemicals or runoff.
Importantly, MDL’s operations require no clay settling areas, which ensures that the land will be efficiently and promptly returned to productive use – conservation, recreation or responsible development.