International Trade in Industrial Minerals

by Mike O’Driscoll

Chapter 4, p.49, in Industrial Minerals and Rocks, 7th Edition, published by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2006.

An introduction to the principal aspects of international trade in the industrial minerals business.

MODriscoll SME IMAR7 Chapter


    • Introduction
    • The economic importance of industrial minerals
    • Structure of mine-to-market supply route
    • Industrial minerals pricing
    • Minerals movement
    • Influencing factors and trade trends
    • Outlook

©2006: Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration. Published with permission.

Industrial Minerals and Rocks, published by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), is the widely read global reference tool recognised as one of the most authoritative sources for detailed information on industrial minerals and rocks, the markets they serve, and their multitude of uses.

The 7th Edition published in 2006 (IMAR7), edited by Jessica Kogel (Imerys), Nikhil Trivedi (Mineral Technologies Inc.), James Barker (New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources), and Stanley Krukowski (Oklahoma Geological Survey), has a more global perspective than that of previous editions.

Mike O’Driscoll was an Associate Editor and Author of IMAR7.

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