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Mineral industry awards presented by SME

IMFORMED Rendezvous Roundtable Host Dan Eyde receives SME Fellow Award
For understandable reasons, this year’s gathering of the global minerals community at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)’s annual meeting (MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual […]

Chinese magnesia latest: reforms in the Year of the Ox

As we enter the Chinese Year of the Ox, reports from China, so influential in global mineral supply and benchmark pricing, suggest change may well be in the air yet again for the magnesia supply […]

Industrial minerals outlook: crucial global trends & developments

IMFORMED Rendezvous 2021 ONLINE 14 April
Logistics | Critical Minerals | CO2 + Energy Challenges | Next Economic Cycle | Mineral Pricing | From Strategy to Profit | Grinding & Classifying Developments | Trading transformation

For established players […]

Mineral recycling: New horizons in a new era

Mineral Recycling Forum 2021 ONLINE Reviewed
EU Critical Minerals | Refractories | Ceramics | Graphite | Bauxite | Magnesia | Mining Waste | LIBS Sorting
The latest trends and developments in recycling industrial minerals were presented and […]

Speciality magnesia markets targeted by Callista with RHIM assets buy

RHI Magnesita sells PPL & RHI Normag to private equity firm; Normag renamed Magnor Minerals
It only seems very recently that RHI Magnesita (then RHI AG) was reinforcing its captive magnesia supply base with the acquisition of […]

BPM to divest perlite business & focus on zeolite market

Unique NZ perlite operation for sale amid limited world sources
Blue Pacific Minerals Ltd, New Zealand, is looking to sell its perlite extraction and processing division as it focuses on its zeolite business.
Title picture: BPM’s perlite […]

Andalusite Resources to emerge from Business Rescue with new ownership

Following some 18 months of uncertainty and delay, South Africa’s remaining independent andalusite producer and world no.2, Andalusite Resources (Pty) Ltd (AR), is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Having successfully warded off […]

Magnesia & refractories major Kümaş acquired by Turkish steel leader Erdemir

Kümaş joins Almatis within OYAK group | Vertical integration strategy rolls on as end users target supply security
After several years of speculation, and some close calls from leading competitors, one of the world’s leading magnesite […]

IMFORMED wishes all a most healthy & peaceful 2021! Latest Forum Updates

For this past year, of all years, IMFORMED would like to thank its delegates, sponsors, partners, contacts, and families for all their kind support and participation for a most challenging last 12 months.
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Refractory Raw Material World Sources Map®

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Primary world sources and production capacity of key refractory raw materials

Magnesia World Sources Map®

Primary world sources and production capacity of key magnesia raw materials

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Mineral Market Matrix®

At a glance guide: which minerals for which markets