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  • AI faces slow grind in mineral processing

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the forefront of digital solutions that could dramatically improve efficiency in the mineral processing sector. But mining companies have been reluctant to invest in the technology needed to revolutionize their operations. Read More

  • How climate change policies affect the mineral industries

    Climate change policies have long been part of the conversation in the EU, which set strong 20% reduction targets for 2020, but as Vasili Nicoletopoulos* discusses, the push to go green has had an impact on the mining industry worldwide. Read More

  • Shifting sands

    Soaring frac sand demand is being met by a wave of new supply, but how will traditional sellers fare in a world where quantity, rather than quality, is king, William Clarke, Industrial Minerals reporter, asks. Read More

  • Vermiculite rising

    New supply from Uganda and Turkey pushed up global vermiculite production in 2017. Meanwhile, prices have increased out of the United States because customers are demanding higher grades. Read More

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  • IM Prices - May-June 2018

    See article below, from the July/August issue of Industrial Minerals magazine, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals, including zircon, calcined alumina, antimony trioxide, soda ash, magnesia, titanium dioxide, barite, fused alumina, fluorspar and lithium. Read More