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  • December 2007

    Black Pearl enters Li deal

    20 December 2007

    27 December 2007
    Li carbonate demand drives Canadian metals miner to sign first refusal deal on 4.3m. tonne LiO2 resource

  • November 2007

    Almatis sold for $1,200m.

    29 November 2007

    2 November 2007
    Rhône Capital makes $858m.(£412m.) after selling world’s foremost speciality alumina company to Dubai International Capital

  • Chinese refractory plant sale

    29 November 2007

    16 November 2007
    Recently built Yingkou Nuoma Refractory Co. Ltd is for sale, with a plant capacity of 80,000 tpa MgO-C refractories

  • Rio Tinto rejects BHP takeover bid

    29 November 2007

    9 November 2007
    BHP Billiton's £67,000m. bid for Rio Tinto raises speculation over future of industrial mineral assets

  • Monto opens its Goondicum Mine

    29 November 2007

    13 November 2007
    Ilmenite, feldspar, apatite and titanomagnetite production begins at the Australian operation; the project will take 12 months to reach capacity

  • Carmeuse invests in Turkish lime

    29 November 2007

    31 October 2007
    In a friendly deal with its partner, the Carmeuse Group takes control of Oztüre Kimtas in Turkey

  • Erdene’s ceramic kaolin partnership

    29 November 2007

    9 November 2007
    Erdene Materials' deal with Deepstep Kaolin to target Georgia kaolin at North American ceramics market

  • Oglebay shareholders approve takeover

    29 November 2007

    12 November 2007
    Shareholders of US industrial minerals company, Oglebay Norton Co., have “voted overwhelmingly” in favour of a takeover by Carmeuse North America

  • MTI ends Synsil production

    29 November 2007

    26 October 2007
    Minerals Technologies Inc. terminates production of its Synsil glass batch composite after failing to penetrate the market

  • New Thailand PCC plant j-v

    29 November 2007

    2 November 2007
    Specialty Minerals to construct a 70,000 tpa precipitated calcium carbonate plant at Phoenix Pulp & Paper’s paper mill in Nam Phong

  • Possehl consolidates minerals trade

    29 November 2007

    2 November 2007
    World minerals trade consolidated under Possehl Erzkontor GmbH; Possehl Inc. merged to form Possehl Erzkontor NA Inc.

  • Imerys raises mineral prices

    29 November 2007

    31 October 2007
    Rising operation costs are blamed for a price rise on calcium carbonate, feldspar, mica and kaolin

  • IQA elects new president

    29 November 2007

    1 November 2007
    The Institute of Quarrying Australia has selected a new president and board of directors at  AGM

  • Imerys increases GCC prices

    29 November 2007

    8 November 2007
    Imerys announces a 15% average price rise on all GCC products in the Asia Pacific region

  • US Silica sold for “$300m.”

    29 November 2007

    14 November 2007
    US Silica to merge with General Chemical Industrial Products as owners sell to Harbinger Capital

  • TRG commissions second dredge

    29 November 2007

    26 November 2007
    TRG’s Sierra Rutile $27.5m. second dredge on track for first shipment in early 2008

  • Admiralty in Li brine demerger

    29 November 2007

    26 October 2007
    Admiralty Resources spins off Argentinean Li brine operation and acquires new sodium sulphate deposit

  • General Chemical acquires Zemex assets

    29 November 2007

    12 November 2007
    US soda ash producer acquires mica and attapulgite assets of Zemex Industrial Minerals 

  • RTM seeks talc sale options

    29 November 2007

    16 November 2007
    Rio Tinto Minerals to start “investigating options” to divest its talc division as part of the group’s earlier announced strategic asset review

  • Sallies' 2008 targets impossible

    29 November 2007

    26 October 2007
    South African fluorspar producer unable to meet its 2008 profit forecast

  • IMI agrees Li-ion patent deal

    29 November 2007

    9 November 2007
    IMI acquires worldwide rights to five Li-ion battery patents with graphite supplied from its Bissett Creek deposit

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