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,”...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


           



Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.