Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Uses / Edition 7

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Newly revised and expanded, this long-awaited 7th edition of Industrial Minerals and Rocks builds on the strengths of the earlier editions but adds significant new content—ensuring the continued relevance of this classic text.

This widely read global reference tool is one of the most authoritative sources for timely information on industrial minerals and rocks, the markets they serve, and their multitude of uses.

Changes in the global economy have greatly impacted the mining, processing, and marketing of industrial minerals. Additionally, the development of new technologies and a globalization of the customer base have driven fast-paced innovation in processing, packaging, transporting, and end use. The new edition examines these important and diverse changes and their complex ramifications in the world of industrial minerals and rocks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873352338
  • Publisher: Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1568
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 2.40 (h) x 2.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction and overview
Characteristics of the industrial minerals sector 3
Classification of industrial minerals and rocks 7
World distribution of industrial minerals deposits 13
International trade in industrial minerals 49
Applying industrial marketing concepts to industrial minerals 61
Due diligence and financial valuation of industrial mineral assets 67
Rail transportation of industrial minerals 79
Road transportation of industrial minerals 95
Ship and barge transportation of industrial minerals 99
Mine safety and health law 109
Environmental law for industrial minerals and rocks 121
Sustainable development and industrial minerals 133
Pt. 2 Commodities
Abrasives 145
Asbestos 195
Barium minerals 219
Bauxite 227
Beryllium minerals 263
Boron and borates 275
Bromine 285
Chemicals 295
Chromite 309
Diamonds 415
Diatomite 433
Feldspars 451
Fluorspar 461
Garnet 475
Gilsonite 481
Glauconite 495
Graphite 507
Gypsum and anhydrite 519
Iodine 541
Kyanite, andalusite, sillimanite, and mullite 553
Lime 561
Limestone and dolomite 581
Lithium resources 599
Magnesium minerals and compounds 615
Manganese 631
Mica 637
Nepheline syenite 653
Nitrogen and nitrates 671
Olivine 679
Perlite 685
Phosphate rock 703
Potash 723
Pumice, pumicite, and volcanic cinder 743
Pyrophyllite 755
Rare Earth elements 769
Salt 793
Soda ash 859
Sodium sulfate resources 879
Strontium minerals 925
Sulfur 935
Talc 971
Titanium 987
Tripoli (microcrystalline silica) 1005
Vermiculite 1015
Wollastonite 1015
Wollastonite 1027
Zeolites 1039
Zirconium and hafnium 1065
Pt. 3 Markets and uses
Absorbents and desiccants 1075
Minerals used in formulating and manufacturing catalysts 1087
Construction uses
Cosmetics 1185
Electronic and optical materials 1193
Environmental uses
Fertilizers 1269
Filler and extender uses
Filters and process aids 1337
Fine ceramic products 1353
Metallurgical uses
Nanomaterials 1441
Pigments 1453
Refractories 1471
Soil amendments 1477
Well drilling materials 1487
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