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Mr. Ted Dickson

  • Forename: Ted
  • Surname: Dickson
  • Primary Position: Industrial Minerals Consultant
  • Secondary Position: Industrial Minerals Geologist

Brief CV

Ted Dickson has over 25 years experience in the industrial minerals industry. After obtaining a BSc in geology from Edinburgh University and an MSc in Mineral Exploration from the Royal School of Mines in London (with a thesis on the “Economic Geology of British Clays”), he spent more than twelve years with Industrial Minerals magazine, split roughly evenly between the London and New York offices, latterly as American Editor. He then spent 5 years with a mining company, Cluff Resources, primarily assessing opportunities for the company to diversify into industrial minerals, including acquisition assessments and grass roots development, to supplement its gold mining activities. For the last 14 years, he has been working as an independent consultant from his base in Gerrards Cross just outside London, specialising in the markets for industrial minerals. Over the years he has been involved studies of a whole range of industrial minerals. This mainly involves private client work, but he has also prepared a number of multi-client reports, books, and magazine articles. Ted has been involved with a number of private equity companies on due diligence work in recent years. His work concentrated on current and future markets for the target companies’ products. Clients included AEA Investors, Rhone Capital, and Mid Europa Partners and companies in question have included Almatis (bought from Alcoa), Calucem (bought from Heidelberger Cement) and LWB Refractories (bought from Lhoist). In addition, he was recently involved in the financial due diligence for a tungsten/fluorspar mine development project in Vietnam. Ted has carried out extensive studies of the lime/limestone, dolomite and wollastonite GCC and PCC markets in Europe. In addition Minerals studied have included the whole range of clays, alumina and bauxite, feldspar, nepheline syenite, barites, boron minerals, calcium carbonate in all its forms, lime, dolomite, diatomite, fluorspar, graphite, gypsum, titanium minerals, zircon and zirconia, mineral pigments, lithium minerals, magnesia, mica,olivine, perlite, pumice, rare earths, salt, sillimanite group minerals (including andalusite and kyanite), soda ash silica sands and derivatives, talc, vermiculite and wollastonite A wide spectrum of consuming industries has also been studied including: Refractory’s, glass, ceramics, chemicals, oil well drilling, abrasives, absorbents, construction and metallurgy


  • MSc Mineral Exploration – Royal School of Mines, London BSc (Hons) Geology – Edinburgh University

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