The group of Industrial Minerals covers a wide range of commodities as these constitute practically all minerals and rocks which are neither fuel minerals nor sources of metals.
Gecko has established an excellent portfolio of opportunities in the industrial minerals sector which comprise large to vast potential resources of minerals:
marine phosphate mineralisation
marine diatomaceous earth
high-purity calcium carbonate
sodium sulphate and sodium carbonates
Namibia is a net importer of the large majority of consumables for the country’s industrial and private consumers. One aspect of this trade imbalance is that locally available Industrial Minerals are not being used to their full potential.