Stratum Resources are specialists in Minerals Management Service and Mineral Economics in Asia and Australasia.
Stratum Resources was formed in early 1997 and has carried out many projects, both large and small globally. The Founder and CEO, Murray Lines, has over 30 years’ experience in minerals management services and mineral economics in Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
We have remained at the cutting edge of mineral economics, mineral processing and strategic planning through extensive regional activities, along with active participation in the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy since 1980 and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc since 2000.
Our staff and associates bring together both extensive experience in minerals management services and mature international marketing skills to effect rapid and economic solutions to producers, processors and consumers of minerals and increasingly specialty chemicals.
We are intimately familiar with:
The minerals management service consultancy has firsthand experience in a broad range of minerals including:
|gypsum||iron oxide||kaolin||lithium minerals|
|olivine||PCC||rare earth minerals||salt|
|silica sands & flour||talc||zircon|
Markets within the scope of our minerals management service capabilities include:
|pesticides||petroleum drilling||plastics||pulp and paper|
Our experience covers location of suitable deposits, feasibility studies, market definition, suggestions of merger / acquisition targets and suggested distribution channels.
With the definition between upgraded minerals, such as specialty coatings using a range of minerals and ultrafine grinding, the distinction between minerals and specialty “engineered” performance materials is becoming ever closer, so projects involving higher valued materials is increasing. Materials used in the polishing of cathode ray tubes and silicon wafers as well as the chemicals used in this highly refined and technical area are becoming more commonly covered by Stratum Resources’ activities, including recycled chemicals / materials from IC production units.
Murray Lines is the founding Director of Stratum Resources consulting group, an independent minerals consultancy operating since 1997 providing information, supply demand analysis and advice on policy developments for the mining industry.
Murray has been responsible for conducting feasibility studies and providing consultancy services on various minerals and metals such as silica, high purity quartz, kaolin, calcium carbonate, mineral sands especially zircon, titanium dioxide and other minerals and metals operations throughout Australia and Asia.
He has extensive experience with many minerals and metals including iron ores (both hematite and magnetite), rare earths, halloysite, lithium compounds, magnesia, bentonite, silica, talc, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, fumed silica, precipitated silica, colloidal silica, silica gel and silica fume.
Murray is also involved with thermal coal exports around the Asian region and during the past 5 years he has been assisting buyers of coal connect with producers in Australia and Indonesia. In addition, he assists several mineral processing machinery companies with introductions to potential clients around the region.
Murray has experience in conducting supply-demand analysis for feasibility studies and due diligence reports for a wide range of minerals and metals but particularly for iron ore, zircon/rutile/ilmenite, kaolin and vanadium. He has also gained extensive experience with high purity quartz markets such as crucibles and solar panel materials in Asia including China.