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UPDATE: FLUORINE + CHINA REFRACTORY MINERALS FORUMS 2021 ARE NOW ONLINE

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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 […]

Fluorine focus: new & alternative source developments Part 1

North American mineral prospects – so who’s doing what?

New fluorspar deposit development and progress with alternative fluorine sources such as fluorosilicic acid (FSA), depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF), mine tailings, and aluminium fluoride (AlF3) from bauxite […]

The IMFORMED Industrial Minerals Crossword – winner announced, solutions available

We hope everyone is safe and bearing up as well as can be in these challenging times.

Our stab at some light relief was putting out The IMFORMED Crossword Puzzle last month. We are most grateful […]

RMCC Russian brucite project progress: Asian magnesium hydroxide markets targeted

European processing option realised with Quimialmel, Spain

Leading brucite producer, Russian Mining Chemical Co. LLC (RMCC), has completed the first stage of development of what is claimed as the world’s largest deposit of brucite (the natural […]

Challenging & Changing Times: latest updates on Forums 2020-21

Plus: Proceedings & Wall Charts Available | The IMFORMED Crossword

To all our customers, sponsors, and supporters,

We hope you are staying safe and well in these challenging times.

Ensuring the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, […]

The IMFORMED Crossword Puzzle

Test your knowledge of industrial minerals & markets
Got some time on your hands? Why not give it a try? Learn in your lockdown.

Minerals world faces challenging future; potential positive outcomes provide ray of light – UPDATED

Market Monitor: US “critical” industry list | SA mine shutdown | Refractories | Steel | Foundry | Cement | Glass | Oilfield

Right now it’s hard to find anything but gloom and uncertainty for the near […]

Recycling Industrial Minerals: Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities

Review of Mineral Recycling Forum 2020, Aachen

Last week’s IMFORMED Mineral Recycling Forum 2020 in Aachen, Germany squeaked in under the wire before the EU lockdown response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

With sensible precautionary measures in […]

China’s mineral supply to global markets: dominance, diversity & disruption

COVID-19 impact continues as mineral consumers ponder future supply mind set

It’s happened a few times before: during the SARS outbreak of 2003, the Beijing Olympics of 2008, and most recently the 2017-19 anti-pollution drive, but […]

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

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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

Published June 2018

Mineral Market Matrix®

At a glance guide: which minerals for which markets