Recent growth in bentonite consumption has been driven largely by foundry, oil drilling and iron ore pelletising markets. However, the latest downturn in oil and steel prices is likely to see volumes in the latter two markets decrease in the short to medium term.
Dr Andrew Scogings from CSA Global gives an overview of worldwide bentonite production and consumption in the June 2016 edition of Industrial Minerals.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Andrew Scogings
Dr Andrew Scogings is a highly experienced geologist with expert knowledge of industrial minerals exploration, mining and processing, product development, market applications and commercialisation processes. He provides CSA Global’s clients with his expertise in industrial minerals exploration management, technical evaluation of exploration and acquisition targets, geological modelling and industrial minerals resource estimation. Andrew is a regular contributor to Industrial Minerals Magazine and has published several papers on the requirements of JORC 2012 Clause 49. He was recently recognised by the AIG as a Registered Professional Geologist specialising in industrial minerals.
PUBLISHED BY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS
MAY 21, 2016