Stratum Resources is an independent management consulting practice specializing in the International Mineral Markets of Australia, New Zealand and in particular the Asian Region.
Our activities include detailed market research and supply / demand analysis to assist miners, mineral processors and end users of industrial minerals. Inorganic Chemicals and Mining Consumables are also covered.
Stratum Resources consultants and their associates, have lengthy experience gained with several major international mineral producers / processors, a variety of specialist mineral trading companies as well as Government organizations throughout the region.
Stratum Resources offers a broad range of expertise providing an integrated approach to market research and mineral economics by utilizing the skills of each discipline together. In this way, the company is able to provide what it considers to be "reality-based forecasting," important to a company's understanding of the natural resource industry and its planning process. The principal services provided by Stratum Resources are as follows:
Market research • Market analysis • Supply & demand studies • Company profiles • Competitive intelligence • Geology overview • Industry profiles • Market entry strategy • Markets and economics • Due Diligence studies • Merger & Acquisition assessment • Opportunity identification • Technical application information • Feasibility studies & bankable documents • Competitor cost analysis • Marketing & transportation studies • Cost & price forecasts • Recommendation of mineral grinding & classification equipment
Ball clay • Barytes • Bauxite • Bentonite • Boron minerals & borate products • Ceramic clays • Diatomite • Feldspar & Nepheline syenite • Garnet • Gypsum • Iron ore • Kaolins • Lithium minerals • Magnesite • Magnetite • Manganese • Pozzolans & silica fume • Pyrophyllite • Rare earth minerals • Silica flour • Silica sand including frac / proppants • Specialty / performance minerals & chemicals • Talc • Xanthate "collector" chemicals • Zinc oxide /dust • Zircon sand / flour / opacifiers etc
Market areas include:
Ceramics including tiles & whiteware • Coal washery consumables - magnetite • Construction raw materials - gypsum based products • Consumables used in mining opencut / underground • Electronic materials - ferrites, IC industry etc. • Floatation & collector chemicals for copper, lead, zinc, nickel etc. • Foundry consumables • Glass & fibreglass • Glass raw materials -silica, borates, feldspar • Inorganic chemical industry • Oil well drilling minerals • Paper filling & coating • Plastics & rubber • Refractory raw materials -magnesia, alumina, zircon etc. • Surface coatings including powder coating • Water filtration - including multimedia • Mineral processing (grinding/classifying) equipment
Stratum’s main activities can be grouped into two main areas:
Detailed market research in Asia, and techno-economic studies
Areas covered include most industrial minerals. Typical services include provision of data on supply and demand, stocks, prices, consumers and competitors world-wide especially in the Asia / Pacific region. Major recent market studies have included zircon opacifiers, kaolin and GCC/PCC.
Mineral extraction and processing.
Areas covered include geology, mining, comminution, flotation and other mineral separation processes, including the use of floatation chemicals. Typical services include plant assessments, process development, troubleshooting, design and costing. Cooperation with Hosokawa Alpine Ag of Germany means that mineral processing / classification of industrial minerals can be facilitated. An association with Terruzzi Fercalx Spa of Italy enables modern vertical lime kilns and hydrators as well as turn-key lime projects to be enabled throughout the region.
Since its formation in early 1997, Stratum has supplied services to many major and start-up mining companies, state government departments, resource brokers, trading companies and various leading global consulting groups.
To date, Stratum Resources consultants have undertaken more than 215 projects in 15 countries, including Australia, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, India, Vietnam and New Zealand.