About Us

We Produce High Quality Pumice Products

CR Minerals is a leading worldwide producer of high quality pumice products, located just NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From our high purity pumice deposit and modern processing facility, we produce SafSil® (amorphous silica), Navajo Brand (pumice), PFM (Pumice Filtration Media)®, and Mine (pumice) products that are superior performance minerals serving a wide range of applications. Our products are used in applications including abrasives, fillers, cleaners, paints, coatings, metal finishing, silicone rubber, plastics, water treatment, and construction materials. In addition, pumice is a preferred lightweight aggregate used in manufactured stone veneer and concrete block. CR Minerals has been in business since 1948 and with our high quality pumice deposit and new processing plant, our products will continue to lead the market for decades to come.

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Our sales team and extensive distributor network are experts in the use of pumice, and stand ready to work with you to make pumice your performance mineral of choice.

Our commitment to you is "Customer First", a core value demonstrated by our long term relationships with many customers and distributors, relationships that have lasted continuously for decades. We are confident that you will enjoy working with CR Minerals.

Company History


The Company started operation in 1948 with a production facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Purchased Rocky Mountain Mine in 1997.


In 1999, CR Minerals Company, LLC was acquired by IMin Partners, a private equity capital fund dedicated to investing in specialty minerals and chemical businesses.


In 2006, a new state-of-the-art processing plant located in Ohkay Owingeh, NM was commissioned, replacing the Santa Fe facility.


We are pleased to announce our new plant that will be located in Pueblo, CO.


CR Minerals starts commercial sales of Natural Pozzolans.


Pozzolan plant located in Pueblo, CO commissioned.


CR Minerals announces expansion of Pozzolan plant in Pueblo, CO.


CR Minerals rails Natural Pozzolan to TX terminal.


Expansion project complete at Pozzolan plant in Pueblo, CO.

Our Vision is to be the world leader in high quality pumice products.


Jeff Whidden


Ed Dvorak

Vice President of Operations

Fred Marschall

Technical Director

Mark Brown

Sales and Distribution Manager

Tom Cummings

Commercial Sales- Pozzolans

Joe Griego

Plant Manager Espanola

Shane Allen

Plant Manager-Pueblo

Blake Kelsey

Director of Finance

Our Mission is to enhance the value in our customers’ products through innovation, quality and reliability.

Our Core Values

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We value one another, and strive to keep each other safe. It is a priority to see that our employees get home to their families after performing their duties safely.

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Listening to our customers’ needs and finding ways for our products to meet and exceed their expectations.

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Conducting our business, and ourselves, in a manner that we can all stand behind, as well as working for the same goals through mutual respect for each other and our customers.

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We are proud of the products we make and the service we provide and hold ourselves to the highest of standards as we achieve our success.

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Recognizing our social responsibility in the community that is comprised of ourselves, our customers, vendors, and others as part of a broader environment.

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