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Guyana bauxite newcomer starts bulk shipments

First Bauxite high grade alternative source for non-met. markets
PLUS: Australian Bauxite progress | China bauxite latest
Early July saw First Bauxite LLC load the first bulk ocean vessel of its Guyanese raw high grade non-metallurgical bauxite […]

Industrial Minerals: Fallout, Opportunities, Recovery Strategies

IMFORMED-Tractus Asia Webinar Reviewed
The industrial minerals sector has been rocked; first, by the US-China trade war, its ensuing political tensions, and then by the pandemic.

Last week 150 attendees signed up to a webinar on Wednesday […]

Magnesia in Question: China & World Trends Discussed

Report on NAIME’s Magnesia & Refractory Webinar Dashiqiao 9 July 2020
Last week IMFORMED was delighted to be invited to present on world magnesia supply trends at a special conference and webinar organised by the Northeast […]

2020 Vision for Industrial Minerals

Introduction to Mining Engineerings’ annual review of industrial minerals
IMFORMED is delighted and honoured to have been invited to write the introductory article “2020 Vision for Industrial Minerals” for Mining Engineering’s latest annual review of industrial minerals.

The […]

WEBINAR: Industrial Minerals – Trade War, Politics, & Covid-19

WEDNESDAY 22 JULY 2020 | 22:00 SINGAPORE | 15:00 LONDON | 10:00 EST
The industrial minerals sector has been rocked; first, by the US-China trade war, its ensuing political tensions, and then by the pandemic.
Join IMFORMED […]

Magnesia from the “Roof of the World” to Kentucky

First Chinese MgO-C refractory plant in US: PRCO America to use high purity Tibet magnesia source
Liaoning magnesia supply hit by new dynamite ban
The US refractories market is to have its first Chinese-owned magnesia-carbon brick plant, possibly […]

2020 Global Magnesia Refractory Conference/Webinar – Northeast Asia Magnesia Exchange

9-10 July 2020 14:00-18:00 Beijing Time
In-person & Virtual Conference
Lihua Hotel, Dashiqiao, Liaoning Province, China
PLEASE NOTE: ALL SESSIONS IN CHINESE EXCEPT FOR MIKE O’DRISCOLL’S PRESENTATION IN ENGLISH DAY 1: 9 July 14.00 Beijing Time | […]

WEBINAR: Fluorspar market trends 25 June 2020

Impact of COVID-19 | Threat of alternatives to fluorspar
Organised by Roskill | panel participation by IMFORMED
25 June 2020

Roskill will present its latest views and insights on the fluorspar industry and the entire F-supply chain, examining the […]

Fluorine focus: new & alternative source developments Part 2

Non-fluorspar sources – evolving & utilised; FSA a game changer?

As we examined in Part 1, new fluorspar deposit developments in North America are showing signs of increased activity (see Part 1: North American mineral prospects […]

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What are industrial minerals? Starting with the essentials. A concise overview market presentation. UPDATED April 2020.

A 60-second scan of key market elements.

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Magnesia World Sources Map®

Primary world sources and production capacity of key magnesia raw materials

Published June 2018

Refractory Raw Material World Sources Map®

Primary world sources and production capacity of key refractory raw materials

Mineral Market Matrix®

At a glance guide: which minerals for which markets