Spanish Properties Presentation

Spanish Wollastonite Property

World Class Aroche Wollastonite Project in the Province of Huelva, South West Spain

  • Mining Permit granted in 1991 - valid for 90 years
  • 10 Km to rail connecting to Port of Huelva 100 Km distance
  • Hydro, water and excellent paved road network
  • High European demand, only one current European producer
  • Significant exploration data available

Detailed studies carried out by ADARO in 1987 and 1988 and ALMAGERA S.A. between 1989 and 1991 included 56 diamond drill boreholes with more than 1500 samples and detailed geological analysis.

Global Market

  • Ceramics and Glass : 30%-40%
  • Polymers (plastics & rubber): 30%-35%
  • Paints and Coatings: 10%-15%
  • Construction Materials, friction products & metallurgical applications: 5%-10%

Aroche Wollastonite Project

  • The Institute of Ceramics and Glass of spain has performed preliminary benefication, mineralogical and chemical analysis, electron microscope studies.
  • Results show the wollastonite concentrates match of exceed the Americal and European commercial standards.
  • Comparable products range between US$200 - $400/Ton
  • Maximum masrket value US$1,900/Ton
  • Large percentage of deposit can be sold without any processing, just crush and classify
  • Large European demand in ceramic and glass industry
  • Iberian Minerals cost to enter agreement to acquire 90% of the project - ZERO
Aroche Wollastonite Mining Project - Spain

mining and processing aroche wollastonite

Aroche Wollastonite Project

  • The Aroche Wollastonite deposit is one of the most important in Europe
  • Spain and southern Europe are large consumers of wollastonite in the ceramic industries
  • Studies and pulications from the Universities of Heulva, Cadix and Seville on Aroche have attracted considerable attention from the spanish and Portuguese ceramics industries
  • The closest supplier in Europe in Finland with only 10-15,000 tonne annual production
  • Mining by-products have a secondary use as an excellent quality gravel for road construction
  • The Andalusia region of spain is one of the oldest mining jurisdictions in the world, with talented miners
  • World class logistics - rail throughout Europe, roadway network and deeep sea Port of Huelva
  • Mining Permit granted in 1991, valid for 90 years
Aroche Wollastonite Mining Permit