Guangfeng black talc industry threatened by local disputes
Published: Friday, 22 January 2016
The black talc industry in Guangfeng, in China’s southern Jiangxi province, has a long history built upon the unusually high grade of its local deposits. Despite having government support to expand production, local talc producer Fangzheng is facing staunch opposition to its plans – conflicts that could paralyse the regional black talc industry.
Efforts to expand black talc production in
the Chinese city of Shangrao, Jiangxi, continue to face
opposition – strangling supply of the ceramic raw
material from the region.
Local mining company, Fangzheng Nonmetallic Mineral
Development Co., applied to expand its black talc mining
operations in Shangrao’s Guangfeng district five
years ago, but was denied...