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  • Nigeria harbours billions worth of mineral resources

    Wednesday, 04 May 2016

    Authorities estimate the West African country could amass almost $25bn per year if it taps into its extensive mineral resources including magnesite, limestone, diatomite, ilmenite, rutile and many others.

  • South Africa’s socialist party calls for nationalisation of mines without compensation

    Wednesday, 28 October 2015

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party is calling on all mining companies based in South Africa to respond to its demands, which include an increase in wages and the nationalisation of some operations. The party’s supporters have threatened to target individual mines and close their operations if they do not comply with their demands.

  • Business as usual at Kyanite Ming Corp.

    Tuesday, 25 August 2015

    Kyanite miner trading quietly since 2012 after bouncing back from liquidation order; business unaffected by family feud.

  • Uganda lifts ban on mineral exports

    Monday, 24 August 2015

    The Ugandan government has reversed a ban on mineral exports, with the exception of iron ore and copper, introduced earlier this year. The Uganda Chamber of Mines, which has lobbied the government to lift the ban, has welcomed the decision, saying that the president had removed a clog in the development of the mining industry that had frustrated the sector for some time.

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Pricing News

  • Second round for titanium dioxide

    Thursday, 28 May 2009

    Titanium dioxide prices rise, despite severe demand slump. Zircon prices start to soften while refractory mineral, kyanite, sees a slight recovery

  • Improvement in kyanite market

    Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    Slight recovery seen in demand for refractory mineral after slow start to sales in 2009

  • Some respite for mineral prices

    Thursday, 05 March 2009

    Barytes, potash, kyanite, and mullite buck the general downward mineral price trends

  • Kyanite & mullite prices steady

    Thursday, 26 February 2009

    Despite refractory demand fall, kyanite & mullite prices bolstered by other uses

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  • Kyanite: A strategic alternative for Russia’s aluminium industry?

    Saturday, 21 May 2016

    As Russia looks at reducing its bauxite imports amid geopolitical tensions, developing the Bolshie Keivy kyanite deposits near Murmansk to supply alumina to the domestic aluminium industry is a possible, if unlikely, route to self-sufficiency, Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, writes.

  • Raw materials trends in refractories

    Wednesday, 03 September 2014

    Over the last two years IM has reported on the shifting trends in the refractories industry, with China looking to reduce wastage and increase energy efficiency. Ted Dickson* explores these various trends and asks – how will this shift impact raw material supply?

  • Industrial Minerals Prices July 2012

    Tuesday, 03 July 2012

  • Sillimanite supply surge

    Sunday, 24 January 2010

    Andalusite and kyanite players emerge and expand capacity as sillimanite minerals target bauxite substitution in refractory market recovery

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