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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

1948

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

1997

Purchased Rocky Mountain Mine in 1997.

1999

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.

2006

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

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

Leadership

Jeff Whidden

President

Ed Dvorak

Vice President of Operations

Fred Marschall

Technical Director

Steve Freid

Commercial Sales Leader

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

Our Core Values

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Safety


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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Innovation


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

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Integrity


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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Accountability


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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Community


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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