Projects in the Pipeline: Global update on magnesite resources and production

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Published: Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Global resources of magnesite are estimated at 13.1bn tonnes with three countries, China, North Korea and Russia accounting for 70% of this total. Macrocrystalline (sparry) type magnesite accounts for 93% of resources, with 7% the microcrystalline type. Global output of DBM, CCM and FM in 2012 is estimated at 11.1m tonnes, with China accounting for 51% and rest of the world 49%.

By Ian Wilson, UK Consultant

Global resources of magnesite are estimated at 13.1bn tonnes with three countries, China, North Korea and Russia accounting for 70% of this total. Macrocrystalline (sparry) type magnesite accounts for 93% of resources, with 7% the microcrystalline type. Global output of DBM, CCM and FM in...

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