Andalusite miners in South Africa halt production amid Covid-19 response

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020

South Africa’s andalusite producers are in the process of closing their mining operations in the country for three weeks in line with a government directive to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country.

South Africa hosts two of the main three producers of andalusite, Imerys and Andalusite Resources, both of which will halt their operations between today and tomorrow, Fastmarkets understands.

About 60% of global andalusite supply comes from South Africa, with Peru and France accounting for the rest. China has some production...

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