Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Uses

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Jessica Elzea Kogel
SME, 2006 - Science - 1548 pages
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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.

Industrial Minerals and Rocks is divided into three parts.

Part I—Introduction and Overview: Contains introductory chapters focused on topics broadly relevant to the industry as a whole. Much new content has been added, including stand-alone chapters on industrial minerals transportation, marketing, and due diligence.

Part II—Commodities: Focuses on individual industrial minerals, rocks, and materials, and has been rewritten with revised and updated content.

Part III—Markets and Uses: Includes valuable information on how industrial minerals and rocks are used in various applications, such as in construction materials, filler and extender uses, and, metallurgy.

The 114 chapters cover the majority of subjects important to all those involved in the industry, and the book also includes a comprehensive index and appendices containing frequently referenced information.

The international group of volunteer authors and co-authors that contributed to this edition is comprised of recognized experts and leaders in the industry. This array of contributors significantly enhanced the text—already an industry standard—by unreservedly sharing knowledge and expertise. Numerous volunteer and professional editors have also assured the high quality and consistency of the technical content presented.

The much-anticipated expanded 7th edition of Industrial Minerals and Rocks has a more global perspective than that of previous editions, and readers can depend on it to provide accurate, pertinent, and timely information for many years to come.

  

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Contents

Characteristics of the Industrial Minerals Sector
3
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
Mine Safety and Health Law
109
Boron and Borates
275
Bromine
285
Chemicals
295
Chromite
309
Clays
335
Decorative Stone
893
Absorbents and Desiccants
1075
Minerals Used in Formulating and Manufacturing Catalysts
1087

Environmental Law for Industrial Minerals and Rocks
121
Sustainable Development and Industrial Minerals
133
Abrasives
145
Asbestos
195
Barium Minerals
219
Bauxite
227
Beryllium Minerals
263
Construction Uses
1095
Acid Neutralization
1205
Container Glass
1365
Resource and Reserve Classification
1497
Index
1507
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