From a geological point of view, the area belongs to the Wallachian platform (the northern part of the Moesian Platform). The base of the platform, consisting of mesometamorphic crystalline shale (Lower Proterozoic) suffered tilting movements which led to marine transgressions and regressions that generated four major cycles of sedimentation. The deposit was formed in the final part of the fourth cycle of sedimentation (upper Quaternary). The thickness of the ballast layer ranges between 5.00 m and 17.50 m
Mining operations are carried out based on the exploitation license no. 3318/2002 under publication in the Official Journal.
Slatina perimeter consists of two sectors: the northern sector with an area of 1.447 sq km, the southern sector with an area of 0.736 sq. km.
The mining method is based on suction dredging, with pipeline transport of the slime to the dewatering wheel. The sorting station is equipped with two sorting lines, with two vibrating screens, each screen having two sieves.
Slatina perimeter is located within “Natura 2000” site - ROSPA0106 lower Olt Valley. This site is home to important protected bird species
The quarry is situated on Olt River, near the city of Slatina.
From an administrative point of view, the area belongs to Slatioara village, Olt county. Access to the area is from the national highway Bucharest - Pitesti - Craiova (DN 65). The area is located on both sides of the bridge that crosses the river of Olt. Access to the quarry is done through the village of Slatioara.
The land of the quarry is leased by CARPAT AGREGATE S.A. from the City Council of Slatioara. The land on which resources are found is managed by the National Romanian Waters Company
The river of Olt and its surroundings are an important area for resident and migratory birds. During the migration season, around 20,000 water birds inhabit the region. The extraction area is preferred by birds for eating and nesting.
Abundant bird species are: white stork ( Ciconia ciconia ), sea raven ( Phalacrocorax carbo ), Little bittern ( Ixobrychus minutus ), Stone curlew ( Burhinus oedicnemus ), European roller ( Coracias garrulous ), Smew ( Mergus albellus ), Whooper ( Cygnus Cygnus )..
Special birds found in the northern part: Mute swan ( Cygnus olor ), Caspian gull ( Larus ribidundus ), Seagull ( Larus michaelis ), Black-headed gull ( Larus ribidundus )..