Australian magnesite: Recovery and expansion

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 18 March 2016

Australia hosts some 95m tonnes magnesite reserves and has been a major supplier of the global market for much of the last century. Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, and Richard Flook, Consultant*, examine the history of Australian magnesite and discuss some of the new projects underway that look set to restore the sector’s former glory.

Australia hosts some 330m tonnes of economic demonstrated magnesite resources, including 95m tonnes of reserves. The industry is starting to recover from recent slumps in demand and a number of explorers are looking to develop new resources, particularly for Asia-Pacific export markets.

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