Evaluation of industrial mineral properties

For an industrial minerals company, CRA evaluated screened a broad spectrum of industrial mineral properties, particularly in North America and Europe and determined a few specific industrial mineral commodities and specific companies that would likely be the best fit for potential acquisition. The initial screening resulted in the selection of twenty-five companies that would prove attractive targets for the company and these were further screened to develop a sort list of 5 companies that would provide the most attractive targets. A broad set of criteria were utilized to evaluate these targets including skills match, growth potential, likely availability, reserve quality, costs, relevant market growth and intermaterial competition and competitor issues.