Minerals

Consol Industrial Minerals (CIM) has been in operation for more than 40 years, mining silica sand mainly for supply to the Consol Glass factory in Bellville.

Since inception, the market has grown beyond internal supply and now CIM also produces special application silica sands for many other external markets, requiring orders in excess of 10 tons.

CIM mines a 96-hectare piece of land in the heart of Philippi, which contains a natural silica deposit. Currently, we mine to a depth of 20 metres below ground in a dredging operation.

The silica sand is screened and washed, then sized using a hydro-sizing process. Once dried, the sand is packaged for bulk delivery to Consol Glass Bellville and the external market place.

Each year the CIM process plant produces about 200 000 tons of silica sand. The plant consists of a glass sand section and the special sands section.

There is also an on-site laboratory, which plays a crucial role in quality control by doing in-process grading analysis and finished-goods analyses. It also checks the iron levels in the silica sand.

Consol Industrial Minerals backs its quality product with excellent sales and customer support, which is handled by a dedicated sales department.

The company has a staff compliment of 37 factory workers and 10 admin and management staff. Although small, the division forms an integral part of the greater Consol Glass Group.

Products for Sale


Product NameApproximate SizeTypical Application
No.20.075 - 0.180 mmFoundry and Tile adhesives
AFS 750.075 - 0.355 mm
AFS 550.106 - 0.425 mm
AFS 450.18 - 0.50 mmFoundry
AFS 350.25 - 0.60 mm
No.10.5 - 1 mmSand Blasting, Artificial Turf Treatment
No.1 HP0.5 - 1 mm
(screened)
Refractories, Polymer Castings
Screened Millfeed0.25 - 1 mmGolf Courses
10/300.6 - 2 mmPool filter
7/161.2 - 2.8 mmLarge Filtration, Borehole

NO.1 HP SPECIFICATIONS
Sand for refractories and Polymer Castings.
AFS 55 SPECIFICATIONS
Foundry and metallurgical industry silica sands.
10/30 SPECIFICATIONS
We produce and market special sands for application in the pool filter industry.
AFS 45 Specifications
Foundry and metallurgical industry silica sands.
7/16 SPECIFICATIONS
Sand for Large Filtration and Boreholes.
AFS 35 SPECIFICATIONS
Foundry and metallurgical industry silica sands.
NO.2 SPECIFICATIONS
Foundry, metallurgical industry silica and for tile adhesives, grouting and industrial floor coatings.
NO.1 SPECIFICATIONS
Sand for tile adhesives, grouting and industrial floor coatings.

CONTACT DETAILS

Manager:Troy Bachmann
Telephone:021 691 0010
Fax:021 691 0355
Physical Address:Silica Road Athlone Industria 2
Western Cape
1422
Postal Address:PO Box 32019
Ottery
Western Cape
7764
South Africa
GPS Coordinates:S 33° 59” 36.65”
E 18° 32” 23.71”

TRADING HOURS

MONDAY - THURSDAY:
08h00 - 12h00
12h00 - 12h30* - CLOSED
12h30 - 16h30

Loading closes at 15h45 sharp

FRIDAY:
08h00 - 12h00
12h00 - 12h30* - CLOSED
12h30 - 14h00

Loading closes at 15h45 sharp

Download a PDF map for Consol Minerals here.

Please take note that there is a minimum order quantity of 10 tons and that a lead time of 2 - 4 weeks applies depending on stock availability.