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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2006-3: Brucite in British Columbia, Canada

by Simandl, G.J., Paradis, S., Robinson, N., & Simandl, L.



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This GeoFile reviews British Columbia's potential for marketable Brucite.  Brucite is an ore of magnesium metal and raw material for magnesia production.  It is an industrial mineral with an excellent market growth potential over the next 5 to 10 years.  It is used in a variety of niche markets as a functional filler and flame retardant.  There are several brucite occurrences in British Columbia where extent of brucite-bearing zone and its content are unknown and worthy of geological follow-up.


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