Lydford Mining Co. Ltd.

LYDFORD MINING CO. LTD. LUCRATIVE LIMESTONE Lydford Mining, a company that mines and processes high purity limestone products,was established in 1991 in St.Ann Parish, Jamaica.“It was founded by Dr.Vincent Hill and Leo Cousins,” says Edgar Cousins, Leo’s son and the company’s present Director.“Vincent was a chemist and geologist by profession,who was in the bauxite business from the 1950s, on. Leo was a mechanical engi- neer with many years of mining experience.” Cousins recounts that for many years in Jamaica, there was little commercial interest in high purity calcium carbonate, the chemical substructure of lime- stone, because bauxite, the ore that contains alumi- num, was “the name of the game in minerals, back then. Vincent went abroad and worked in Africa and all over the world for a number of years,”he continues. “Leo was in the mining and aggregate business, until his retirement.And it wasn’t until both men were back in Jamaica and retired that they got together and figured LYDFORD MINING CO.