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  • Fluorspar: the new generation 25 June 2015

    Supply update: Despite a turbulent last year for fluorspar producers, a new wave of suppliers are aiming to enter the market in 2015 Read More

  • Fluorspar Price Tracker: May 2015 19 June 2015

    IM outlines the key acidspar price trends seen in Q1 2015. Read More

  • Mineral resource estimate doubles at Tertiary’s MB fluorspar project 17 June 2015

    Following the company’s Phase 3 drilling programme, the mineral resource estimate at MB has increased by 125% on 2014 figures. The news means the company can now progress with geophysical testing to target even higher grade fluorspar. Read More

  • Select Sands completes PEA on Arkansas frac sand project 12 June 2015

    With only 40% of the property indicating a 20m tonnes silica sand resource, Select Sands’ Sandtown project could in the future become a key supplier to customers in the oilfield, glass, foundry, building and other end markets. Read More

  • Morgan achieves piezoelectric ceramic breakthrough 11 June 2015

    The company’s new hard PZT blocks provide excellent sensitivity and permittivity, making them ideal for use in SONAR applications. This achievement has led to a high level of interest from the commercial and defence sector. Read More

  • India: A silver lining to fluorspar market woes 11 June 2015

    Growing seasonal demand and infrastructure developments have fuelled growth in the Indian fluorocarbon sector with the country likely to stand tall against the stagnant fluorspar market for yet another consecutive year. Read More

  • Rare Earth Minerals increases hold on Sonora lithium project 10 June 2015

    Increasing its stake in Bacanora in small increments, REM is keeping the operator of the Sonora lithium project in Mexico firmly in the public eye at a time when investor interest in the lithium market is growing. Read More

  • BASF offloads kaolin paper business onto rival Imerys 09 June 2015

    As the kaolin market continues to navigate headwinds, producers face two choices: to focus their activities elsewhere, as with BASF, or to make strategic acquisitions that will improve inefficiencies in their production, demonstrated by Imerys. Read More

  • Alteo: Abrasive ambition IM June 2015

    Gardanne, France-based Alteo is a leading supplier of speciality alumina products to the global refractories and ceramics industries, but its main focus is on abrasives, as it seeks to capitalise pockets of “tightness” in supply. In order to take advantage of slim opportunities in what is a fiercely competitive market, the company has had to reinvent itself as a business with a reputation for reliability and consistency, Diego Audemard, commercial director for Alteo ARC Fused Aluminas, told IM. Read More

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