The Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Belarus has released a new exploration research of the Novodvorskoye basalt deposits suitable for fiber production.
Basalt plays an important role in 3D-printing surface habitat on the Moon and Mars where it is abundant and easily accessible within the regolith.
According to preliminary estimates, basalt reserves in the Pinsk area are 10 million tons at least.
Continuous basalt fiber is more efficient and eco-friendly than most glass & carbon fibers.
Over 100 mineral resource deposits are put up at e-auction including a basalt quarry.
Basalt is a solid, compact igneous rock which is formed when volcanic lava cools adequately to solidify, covering many parts of the Globe.
GREENBAS project is about the feasibility of producing continuous basalt fibres from Icelandic basalt.