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  • November 2004

    Aguas Blancas ownership change

    28 November 2004

    4  November  2004
    Atacama Minerals Corp. has taken control of Atacama Minerals Chile

  • Wester expands microgrits capacity

    28 November 2004

    4  November  2004
    Market demand has prompted Wester Mineralien GmbH to increase production capacity of fused alumina microgrits and start up silicon carbide microgrits production in early 2005.

  • Sardabauxiti restart

    28 November 2004

    24  November  2004
    Bauxite production at Sardabauxiti Spa’s Olmedo mine on Sardinia has resumed after a period of idling that lasted about two years.

  • E-P diatomite & perlite price rise

    28 November 2004

    24  November  2004
    EaglePicher Filtration & Minerals Inc. of Reno, Nevada, has announced price rises for its diatomite and perlite products.

  • Elementis Chromium price increase

    28 November 2004

    4  November  2004
    Elementis Chromium has announced price increases of 10 to 15% across its range of chromium chemicals worldwide, effective from 1 December 2004, or as contracts allow

  • Imerys buys Lafarge Refractories

    28 November 2004

    12  November  2004
    Imerys has signed a definitive agreement with the Materis Group for the acquisition of 100% of Lafarge Réfractaires Monolithiques (LRM).

  • CVRD consolidates kaolin

    28 November 2004

    24  November  2004
    In late October 2004, Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) re-organised the ownership structure of its kaolin assets.

  • Corhart Refractories to close plant

    28 November 2004

    24  November  2004
    Corhart Refractories Co., a division of Saint-Gobain Ceramics is planning to close its facilities at 1600 West Lee Street, Louisville, USA.

  • Iluka unveils new minsands prospect

    28 November 2004

    24  November  2004
    Leading global zircon and rutile supplier Iluka Resources Ltd has announced the discovery of a new zircon-rich mineral sands prospect in South Australia.

  • Corus halts brick plant sale to Wonjin

    28 November 2004

    24  November  2004
    Initial plans for European steelmaker Corus to sell its refractory brick plant to South Korean refractories major, Wonjin Worldwide Co. Ltd have been described as “officially off”.

  • Monto Minerals to proceed with BFS

    28 November 2004

    4  November  2004
    Monto Minerals Ltd is to proceed with a bankable feasibility study into the development of the company’s feldspar-ilmenite-apatite Goondicum industrial minerals project in central Queensland.

  • Zemex minerals price rise

    28 November 2004

    4  November  2004
    Zemex Industrial Minerals has announced that they will be increasing their prices on industrial minerals by an average of 5%-10% for 2005.