"Rotem North" Sand Quarry
The sand quarry is located in the western part of the Rotem sand deposit. This deposit was reviewed, examined, and determined by the Geological Survey of Israel, the Natural Resources Administration, and the Israel Lands Administration, as Israel’s largest natural sand source. After an initial digging to discard the top Loess soil layer and remove it, the sand products are produced by a process of quarrying and screening. Because of the meticulous removal of the top layer as mentioned above, the sand types produced at the site are considered to be exceptionally clean and high-quality. Sand products serve for a wide range of industries and uses, mainly sand for the production of concrete, plaster and mortar mixes. Parts of the deposit were examined and found to possess an especially high level of cleanliness, which is applicable for additional and unique industries.