Wollastonite: an important but controversial search for more sources

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Friday, 27 June 2014

An increasing demand for wollastonite, both in existing and emerging new markets, is pushing companies to look for new resources of this rare industrial mineral. Antonio Torrisi, Reporter, investigates how exploration in North America faced opposition on the basis of environmental and legal issues, which could lead to operational delays and increasing costs.

When the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) in the state of New York, US, approved NYCO Minerals’ plan to explore wollastonite resources near the town of Lewis, APA’s State Land Committee chairman, Richard Booth, said, “Obviously, this is controversial,” further stating, “This may well get litigated and that’s not a surprise,”...

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