Industrial minerals

Definition: Industrial minerals are extremely diverse.  However, like all minerals they are usually naturally occurring substances with specific chemical compositions and crystal structures.  Examples that have not already been covered in other sections of this website, of which we 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.