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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 1995-02


Refractory Minerals & Opportunities in Related Value-Added Products, British Columbia, Canada


by G.J. Simandl, D.H.G. Macgregor, M. Boucher, W. Stipdonk, C.G. Kehl, K.D. Hancock and R. Irvine


View Information Circular 1995-02 (PDF, 2.7 MB)


Since the Second World War there has been continuous growth of the industrial minerals sector in British Columbia. Now there are 35 active industrial mineral producers in the province, excluding sand, gravel and construction aggregate operations.

This report focuses on the potential for production of refractory minerals, and electricity-intensive materials derived from them, in British Columbia. The processing of imported raw materials into value-added products is also considered.


All publications of the BC Geological Survey are available digitally, free of charge, from this website.


For questions or more information on geology and minerals in British Columbia contact BCGS Mailbox or call toll free (BC Residents only).