Industrial Minerals – Routes to opportunities
Brian Coope - Industrial Minerals Analyst

About Brian Coope

Brian Coope is a Chartered Engineer specialising in industrial minerals and construction raw materials. Brian graduated in industrial metallurgy from the University of Birmingham in 1968, and then joined the Aero Engine Division of Rolls Royce as a Metallurgist. Brian joined Metal Bulletin in 1973 and played a central role in the development of the then newly-launched publication 'Industrial Minerals', becoming Deputy Editor in 1973 and Editor in 1977. During his thirteen years with 'Industrial Minerals' he prepared detailed studies on virtually the whole range of non-metallic minerals as well as writing books on glass and refractory raw materials, editing directories and conference volumes, and organising international conferences. Brian Left Metal Bulletin to set up a consultancy specialising in the commercialisation of industrial minerals. Clients have included major mining companies, exploration companies, investment banks, and government departments.