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2008-11-07 12:00:15

Industrial Minerals Inc. (OTCBB: IDSM) has retained George Hawley as Technical Advisor to the Board of Directors and to assist RBC Dominion Capital Markets on its current financial advisory services mandate. Mr. Hawley has nearly 40 years of experience in the characterization and processing of industrial minerals that meet the technical requirements of consumer industries - including mica, graphite and silica, which are specific to Industrial Mineral's Bissett Creek property. He has...

2007-11-07 18:00:34

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Chemical Industrial Products Inc. announced it has acquired all of the assets of Kings Mountain Mining, Suzorite Mica Products, and Attapulgite Mining LLC from Zemex Industrial Minerals Inc. These companies, which are leading producers of muscovite mica, phlogopite mica and attapulgite clay, have facilities located in Kings Mountain, NC; Boucherville, Quebec, and Attapulgus, GA. Each of the products is used in a variety of...


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2005-05-26 08:40:58

The mica group of minerals includes several closely related materials having highly perfect basal cleavage. All are monoclinic with a tendency towards pseudo-hexagonal crystals and are similar in chemical composition. The highly perfect cleavage, which is the most prominent characteristic of mica, is explained by the hexagonal sheet-like arrangement of its atoms. The word "mica" is thought to be derived from the Latin word micare, meaning to shine, in reference to the brilliant appearance...

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