At the request of an international mining development corporation, CRA analyzed the most practical strategies for the Chinese provinces of Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Sichuan to pursue in exploiting their various mineral resources, including those required to provide cement. Our assessment required examination of worldwide supply and demand. We then projected both price paths and potential market niches for mineral development in the dollar values of the selected exploitation strategies. The following 19 metals and minerals markets were analyzed: cement, barite, ilmenite, bauxite/alumina/aluminum manganese, bentonite, marble, nickel, coal, phosphate, copper, quartz sand, fluorspar, talc, gypsum, tin, tungsten.
Analysis of practical strategies in exploiting various mineral resources in Chinese provinces