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For several years Mineraria di Boca spa has been actively performing its activity in the field of environmental renovation at its site of Boca in Novara.

Aiming at broadening his horizons in the field of renovation by paying attention not only to waste disposal but also to re-use of waste as raw material for the brick and cement industry.

As of the entry in force of the Legislative Decree Ronchi no. 22/97 and Implementing Ministerial Decrees of 05/02/1998, it is possible to supply to the brick-producing companies (that are concentrated mainly in in northern and central Italy) different recovered materials mixed with the clay raw material.

Different types of waste are tested in out laboratory (sledge, sand, ash) which are directly collected from the producers in order to evaluate their suitability for use in compounds with clays. Attention is especially paid to:

–          Combustion ashes

–          Foundry sands deriving from cast iron and steel melting

–          Sledges deriving from the stones cutting and polishing

–          Sludge residue generated during excavations and drilling.

The first processing phase concerns a careful analysis of the production process and of the materials used by each customer. After collecting this very important information from the customer, the laboratory searches for an appropriate mix of “waste” and clays that fully meets the client’s production requirements and this new “raw material” can be used without any variations to the finished product. The aforesaid operations can be performed first of all thanks to the tests carried out by the technicians in our laboratory and then also to the appropriate machines purchased to obtain mixtures at an industrial level. Following on from this, a new employment of local labour is required in order to manage the various production phases


Mineraria di Boca srl is a dynamic company operating in the field of raw materials since the 19th century, specialized in exploitation of mineral deposits (mining) for the production of raw materials for the ceramic, refractory and cement industry.

The first mineral concessions for mining were signed in 1854 by Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, head of the Piedmontese government at that time.

At present the company is carrying out mining activities in Piedmont and Sardinia.

White refractory clays and feldspars are extracted at the above-mentioned quarries thus allowing the company to meet the requirements of an ever more attentive and competent market.
Our facilities are fitted out with lump-breaking, grinding, drying systems and industrial buildings with wide yards that allow materials storage and handling.

The mining concessions extent and daily checks performed in in-house chemical-technological laboratory by our technicians, allow us to guarantee continuity of process and quality of our products over time.

A raw materials storage building is operational in Fiorano which, according to the customers’ requirements, provides a mixing and delivery activity thus improving the service offered by Mineraria di Boca.

Our company aims at guaranteeing the quality of its national products and at marketing them within the territory through a careful attention paid to any phase: from the extraction of minerals to processing of clays up to operating and logistic phases leading to delivery to the end-customer.