Industrial minerals

Definition: Industrial minerals are extremely diverse.  However, like all minerals they are usually naturally substances with specific chemical composition and crystal structures.  Examples which have not already been covered in other sections of this website of which have particular experience include magnesite and products derived from magnesite i.e. CCM (Caustic Calcined Magnesites), DBM (Dead Burnt Magnesites), feldspar, mica, vermiculite, iron ore and bauxite.

Extraction of kaolin clay

 

Analyses: The mineralogical composition of industrial minerals can be accurately determined by full pattern fitting XRPD methods and chemical compositions and trace elements can be determined by a combination of XRF and ICP-MS analyses.  We also routinely measure other properties such as particle size distributions and surface area.