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WORLD INDUSTRIAL MINERALS
11950 West 67th Avenue
Arvada, Colorado 80004 USA

Phone: (720)898-4808    Fax: (720)898-4810 
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WORLD INDUSTRIAL MINERALS
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WORLD INDUSTRIAL MINERALS
MARKET STUDIES AND INVESTIGATIONS COMPLETED

Below is a PARTIAL LIST of these studies and investigations. Please scroll down.


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AGGREGATES

* Investigation
Geology and annual production compilation of all 
permitted aggregate mines in the state of Colorado
 
* Investigation
Sample collection; product testing; and market/transportation study on the
Wind Mtn. nepheline syenite aggregate in Otero County, New Mexico.

* Market Study
For the introduction of a limestone aggregate source located in
Campeche State, Mexico into the U.S. Gulf Coast region.

* Market Study
For introduction of aggregates manufactured from coal combustion by-products into the
western, southern, and Midwestern U.S.

* Market Study
Consumer Identification Study for limestone aggregate deposit in Southern Colorado

* Market Study
Evaluation of the Colorado Aggregates Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


ALUMINA-BAUXITE

* Market Study
Overview of the U.S. Alumina-Bauxite Resources and Markets
* Market Study
Resource Evaluation of Bauxite Deposits in Colombia


ALUNITE

* Investigation
Geology and ore reserve estimation of alunite resources worldwide.
* Market Study
Evaluation of Colorado Alunite Deposits - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


ANTIMONY

* Market Study
U.S. Antimony Market Review and Resource Study


ASBESTOS

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Asbestos Industry – Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


BARITE

* Investigation
Geology, reserves and markets-barite resources potential within 3 million acres of
oil company minerals in West Texas.

* Investigation
Evaluation of barite sources in North America for the production of barium carbonate.

* Market Study
Evaluation of barite deposits in the states of Sonora and Coahuila, Mexico.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Barite Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


BENTONITE

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Bentonite Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"

* Investigation
Geologic exploration, bulk sampling, and ore reserve estimation of a 2 million ton deposit in
Sonora State, Mexico that was subsequently developed and mined.


BERYLLIUM
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Beryllium Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


BISMUTH

* Investigation
Geology, Material Specifications, Market Review of U.S. and
Canadian Bismuth Resources


BITUMINS

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. and Colorado Bitumens Industry and Deposits
Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication "Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


BORATES

* Investigation
Of borate resources in the Country of Colombia

* Investigation
Geologic review and ore reserve estimate of a borate deposit Bolivia.


BRINES

* Investigation
Geology, hydrology of boron, iodine, potassium and lithium rich brine deposit in western Utah.


BROMINE

* Market Study
Overview of the U.S. Bromine Resources and Markets


CADMIUM SULFIDE

* Market Study
Worldwide market review and analysis for cadmium sulfide for the USDOE-NREL.


CADMIUM TELLURIDE

* Market Study
Worldwide market review and analysis for cadmium telluride for the USDOE-NREL.


CARBONATITES

* Investigation
Geology, mineral testing of a carbonatite deposit in Arkansas for suitability as source of
chemical grade calcium carbonate.


CHROMITE

* Market Study
For the introduction of South African chromite sand into the southeastern United States.

Market Study
Recently Discovered Ontario Canada Big Daddy Chromite Deposit

Product Testing
Product Testing and Market Suitability of Big Daddy Chromite Deposit

Investigation
Albanian Sourced Chromite Market Potential


CLAYS

BALL CLAYS

* Co-Authored 
"Raw Materials Overview of key materials used in ceramics"
Ceramic Industry Magazine


KAOLIN

* Investigation
Geology, marketing potential, specifications, ore reserve estimations, transportation/infrastructure
assessments-kaolin resources in Mexico.

* Investigation
Geology, ore reserves, material quality, marketing potential of the
San Felipe open pit kaolin mine in Guanajuato State, Mexico.

*Co-Authored
"Raw Materials Overview of key materials used in ceramics"
Ceramic Industry Magazine

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Clay Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


COPPER

Investigation
Evaluation and Sampling of Shale Hosted Copper occurrences in Central Texas Resulting in Several Targets Being Delineated
 


CORUNDUM
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Corundum Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


DIAMONDS

* Market Study
Evaluation of the Colorado Gem and Industrial Diamonds Industry
Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication "Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


DIMENSION STONE

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Dimension Stone Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"

* Investigation
Geology, Material Specifications, Market Review of a Dimension Stone Prospect
Near Golden, British Columbia Canada.

* Investigation
Geology, Material Specifications, Market Review of the Wind Mountain
Nepheline Syenite Dimension Stone in Otero County, New Mexico.

* Market Study
Moss Rock Marketing Study for the State of Colorado


DIATOMITE

* Investigation
Material testing, geology and mining feasibility study of the
McKittrick deposit in southern California.

Product Testing
Product Testing and Market Suitability of Currently Producing Greek Diatomite Deposit


FELDSPAR AND NEPHELINE SYENITE

* Investigation
Geologic mapping, bulk sampling, drilling, open pitting, underground mining of
Wind Mtn. nepheline syenite deposit.

* Market Study
Including transportation studies, technical marketing (including field trials)
and managed new product development for Wind Mtn. nepheline syenite.
* Market Study
Evaluation of the North American Nepheline Syentie Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"

* Investigation
Detailed project evaluations (geology, material testing, market studies)
of nepheline syenite deposits in Ghana, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and United States.

* Investigations
Geology, material specifications, market potential of world nepheline syenite resources.

* Investigations
Due diligence review of proposed mining, processing and marketing operation.

* Co-Authored
Two publications on nepheline syenite deposits in New Mexico and Texas;
"Geology of the Wind Mtn. Nepheline Syenite Deposit, Cornudas Mountains,
Otero County, New Mexico Geological Society"

SME, Littleton, CO Preprint Number 94-63
"Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Cornudas Mountains, Otero County,
New Mexico and Hudspath County, Texas"

Geologic Survey Guidebook 44, 350 pages.

* Investigation
Market Studies, material testing and geology of feldspar occurrences in
Texas, Arkansas, California and Oregon.

* Market Study
Of the feldspar resources and export markets for the country of Mexico.

* Market Study
World wide nepheline syenite market review and resource study.
* Market Study
World wide feldspar market review and resource study.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Feldspar Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"

* Market Study
Evaluation of Markets and Feldspar Resources in the China/Asia Pacific Region


FLUORSPAR

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Fluorspar Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


GALLIUM

* Market Study
World wide gallium resource and market review for the USDOE-NREL.

Investigation
Worldwide Gallium Resource and Market Review for a Major Chemical Company


GARNET

* Investigation
Market studies, resources, material quality of garnet resources in
Montana, New Mexico and the Ukraine.

* Investigation
Overview of the garnet resources and markets for the country of Mexico.

* Market Study
Was completed for the suitability of garnet for use as a general purpose sandblast media.


GEM MINERALS

* Market Study
Evaluation of the Colorado Gem Minerals Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


GERMANIUM

* Investigation
Geology, Material Specifications, Market Review of U.S. and
Canadian Germanium Resources

Project Management
Supervised Drilling Program for Lignite Hosted Uranium-Germanium Deposits in North Dakota

Investigation
Evaluation of a Lignite Hosted Germanium Deposit in South Dakota and Subsequent Prospect Delineation


GRAPHITE

* Investigation
Geologic and ore reserve estimate for the Bernal Brothers graphite mine in the
Hermosillo Graphite District in Sonora State, Mexico.

* Investigation
Geologic evaluation and ore reserve estimate of the Nacca graphite mine in the
Hermosillo Graphite District in Sonora State, Mexico.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Graphite Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


GYPSUM

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Gypsum Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


INDIUM

* Market Study
World wide market review and resource study for the USDOE-NREL.


IODINE

* Market Study
Overview of the U.S. Iodine Resources and Markets


IRON

* Investigation
Economic evaluation (reserves, mining, markets) of the feasibility of recovering and marketing
byproduct magnetite from a gold placer in Mexico.

* Investigation
World wide economic assessment of placer mining magnetite deposits for a
major international venture capital firm.

* Market Study
Magnetite consumer and market identification study, Eastern United States and Texas

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Iron Oxide/Ochre Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"
* Market Study
Geologic and Reserve Evaluation of Magnetite Deposits in Mexico
* Market Study
Magnetite Marketing Study for the Western and Southern United States


KYANITE/SILLIMANITE/ANDALUSITE

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Kyanite/Sillimanite/Andalusite Industry -
Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication "Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


LIME

* Market Study
Preliminary investigation of the limestone and lime markets in Colorado and Rocky Mountain Region.
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Lime Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


LIMESTONE / DOLOMITE

* Investigation
Geology, drilling ore reserve estimate, feasibility study of a limestone deposit in Kentucky with an
ultimate production capacity of 2,000,000 tons/year for use in power plants for SO2 scrubbing.

* Market Study
Market expansion study for dolomite source in Nevada.

* Investigation
Geologic and market evaluations of limestone deposits in Colorado, California and Montana
for potential use in cement.

* Market Study
Ground calcium carbonate consumer identification study, Western United States and Canada 

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Limestone/Dolomite Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"
* Market Study
Mining, Processing and Marketing study of Aragonite Deposits in Juab County, Utah


LITHIUM

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Lithium Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


MAGNESIUM

* Market Study
U.S. Magnesium (Magnesite & Brucite) Market Review and Resource Study


MANGANESE

* Investigation
Geologic exploration, development and economic analysis of manganese resources worldwide for
major international chemical company.

* Investigation
Geologic exploration and economic evaluation of domestic manganese sources.

* Market Study
Preliminary investigation of manganese markets.


MICA

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Mica Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"
* Market Study
Evaluation of Markets and Mica Resources in the China/Asia Pacific Region.
* Market Study
Phlogopite Mica Deposit-Kansas: Product Testing and New Market Investigation


OLIVINE

* Investigation
Detailed evaluation (geology, material testing, resource estimate, market and transportation analysis) 
of an olivine deposit on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.

* Market Study
Worldwide olivine business market investigation and analysis.

* Market Study
World wide market review and resource study


PERLITE

* Investigation
Geology, ore reserves, market analysis of a perlite deposit in Southeastern Oregon.

* Investigation
Field evaluation, geology, mining and processing operations of a perlite mine in
Socorro County, New Mexico.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Perlite Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


PHOSPHATE

* Investigation
Economic evaluation (market analysis, geology) of a phosphate deposit owned by a
major oil company in Florida.

* Market Study
U.S. Phosphate Market Review and Resource Study


POTASH-POTASSIUM MINERALS

* Investigation
Detailed geologic and hydrologic evaluation a potash rich brine deposit in Western Utah.

* Investigation
Economic review of a proposed in-situ mining operation in Utah.
* Market Study
U.S. Potash Market Review and Resource Study


PUMICE

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Pumice Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


RARE EARTHS

* Market Study
Cerium market analysis for Mt. Weld Rare Earth Project - Western Australia.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Rare Earths Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


SALT

* Market Study
The salt industry of Mexico.

* Market Study
The salt industry of Latin America.

* Market Study
The Chilean Salt Project market evaluation

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Salt Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"

Investigation
Evaluation of the Guerro Negro Sea Salt Mining and Processing Operation, Mexico


SELENIUM

* Market Study
Overview of U.S. and Canadian Selenium Resources and Markets


SILICA SAND / TRIPOLI

* Market Study
U.S. Tripoli Market Investigation.

* Investigation
Feasibility study of South American glass sand operation.

* Market Study
Gulf Coast market analysis of silica sand mine and product utilization.

* Market Study
Investigation of the use of silica sand as a sandblasting media.

* Investigation
Economic and market analysis of frac-sand deposit in Saskatchewan, Canada.

* Market Study
World wide silica sand market review and resource study.

* Market Study
Market Evaluation of the Saint Clotilde Silica deposit in Quebec, Canada
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Silica Sand Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"
* Market Study
Review of Silica Sand Mining Operations in Nevada and Eastern California
* Market Study
Ovruch Quartzite Mine-Ukraine: Mining and Processing Evaluation; New Market Investigation


SODA ASH
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Soda Ash Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


SODIUM BICARBONATE
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Sodium Bicarbonate Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


SODIUM MINERALS

* Market Study
International soda ash market investigation

* Market Study
U.S. soda ash markets and forecast.

* Market Study
International sodium bicarbonate market investigation.

* Market Study
Nahcolite market investigation.

* Market Study
Sodium sulfate market potential study for Chile.

* Market Study
Worldwide market investigation of the caustic soda business.

* Market Study
Contributes monthly article for the "Soda -Chlorine Newsletter".

* Market Study
World sodium alkali business outlook.


SODIUM SULFATE
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Sodium Sulfate Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"

Market Study
Evaluation of the Chinese and Worldwide Sodium Sulfate Markets for a Major Chinese Producer


STRONTIUM

* Investigation
Overview of the celestite resources and markets for the country of Mexico.

* Investigation
Geology, bulk sampling, material testing, resource estimate, market analysis of
open pit celestite deposit in central Texas.

* Market Study
Analysis of strontium utilization in the U.S.

* Market Study
Strontium carbonate marketing strategy investigation and technology review.
* Market Study
US strontium carbonate market data evaluation report

* Market Study
Review of celestite deposits for conversion to strontium carbonate.

* Market Study
Worldwide study and analysis of celestite resources and markets.


SULFUR

* Investigation
Geology, drilling, reserve estimate, marketing, transportation analysis, permitting and initial
construction management of 250,000 tons/year
Phillips Ranch Frasch Sulphur Deposit in West Texas.

* Investigation
Bankable feasibility study for Phillips Ranch mine startup.

* Investigation
Geology, drilling, reserve estimate of 3 million ton Pokorny Frasch Sulphur Deposit in West Texas.

* Co-Authored
A publication titled; "Geology and Development of the Phillips Ranch Sulphur Deposit"
Native Sulphur Developments in Geology and Exploration: SME , Littleton, CO 192 pages.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Sulfur Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


SULFURIC ACID

* Market Study
Sulfuric acid marketing evaluation for Europe.


TALC

* Investigation
Geology, reserves of talc resources potential within 3 million acres of
oil company mineral lands in West Texas.

* Market Study
Montana talc market investigation

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Talc Industry


TELLURIUM

* Market Study
Worldwide tellurium resource and market review for the USDOE-NREL.

* Market Study
World wide tellurium resource and market review update.


TITANIUM

* Investigation
Rutile and ilmenite exploration targets identified for acquisition in several States within Mexico.

* Investigation
Worldwide economic assessment of placer mining titanium deposits for a
major international venture capital firm.

* Investigation
Geologic and economic assessment of mining a placer titanium deposit in Venezuela.

* Investigation
Geologic and economic assessment of an operating titanium placer mine in California.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Titanium Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


TUNGSTEN

* Investigation
Geologic exploration, development and economic evaluation of tungsten resources in
U.S. and South Africa for major international chemical company.

* Investigation
Economic assessment of placer mining tungsten deposits for a
major international venture capital firm.

* Investigation
Geologic evaluation of the placer tungsten potential of central Morocco.

Project Management
Supervision of the exploration and Development of the Pilot Mountain Tungsten Deposit


URANIUM

* Investigation
Geologic exploration, development and economic evaluation of uranium resources
worldwide for major international chemical company.

WIM Uranium Resource Activities

* Supervised Competent Persons Report for London Alternative Market (AIM)
Listing for Startup Uranium Company

* Supervised Technical Economic study leading up to bankable feasibility study of
100,000,000 pound U3O8 Deposit

* Supervised Technical Economic Study of 80,000,000 pound U3O8 sandstone hosted deposit

* Preparation of Qualified Persons (QP) information used in over
US$ 60,000,000 private placement for startup Uranium company

* Evaluations of Calcrete hosted Uranium Deposits, Southwestern Africa

* Evaluations of Sandstone hosted Uranium Deposits Southern Africa

* Evaluations of Sandstone hosted Uranium deposits Equatorial Africa

* Evaluation of 2500 tonne per day Uranium Mine and Mill, United States

* Evaluation of Eastern United States Uranium deposit

* Evaluations of Western United States Uranium Deposits

Project Management
Supervised Multi-rig Drilling Program for Delineation of Roll Front Uranium Deposits in the Powder River Basin Wyoming

Project Management
Supervised Drilling Program for Lignite Hosted Uranium-Germanium Deposits in North Dakota

Investigation
Evaluation of Sandstone Hosted Uranium Deposits in the Karoo Basin of South Africa


VANADIUM

* Investigation
Geologic exploration and development of major vanadium deposit near Hot Springs, Arkansas
that was put into production at the rate of 2,000 tpd by a major international chemical company.

* Market Study
Investigation of vanadium resources for new market applications.

Investigation
Evaluation of a Vanadium Deposit in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa


VERMICULITE

* Investigation
Geologic evaluation and market analysis of western U.S. vermiculite resources.

* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Vermiculite Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"


WOLLASTONITE

* Market Study
Evaluation of wollastonite resources in Mexico.

* Market Study
Evaluation of Wollastonite Producers and Products in China
* Investigation
Geology, Material Specifications, Market Review of U.S. and Canadian Wollastonite Resources


ZEOLITES

* Market Study
Marketing analysis for the use of zeolites in cat litter.

* Market Study
Analysis of competitor activity in the zeolite business for the U.S.

* Market Study
Analysis of product quality and technical specifications for all zeolite deposits in the U.S.

* Market Study
New business development/marketing study on applications of zeolites in
ammonia removal for wastewater treatment facilities.
* Market Study
Evaluation of the U.S. Zeolite Industry - Chapter from the Co-Authored Publication
"Atlas of Colorado Industrial Minerals"

* Investigation
Business plan for startup of zeolite based wastewater treatment company.

* Investigation
Due diligence review for startup of zeolite mining, processing and marketing operation.

* Investigation
Mapping and bulk sampling of zeolite deposit in Wyoming.


ZIRCON

* Investigation
Economic assessment of placer mining zircon deposits for a major
international venture capital firm.

* Market Study
Identification worldwide of by-product and primary zircon producers.

Investigation
Evaluation of a Paleobeach Deposit in East Texas and Subsequent Prospect Delineation


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11950 West 67th Avenue
Arvada, Colorado 80004 USA

Phone: (720)898-4808
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