Fording Coal is the parent company of Minera Nyco S.A. de C.V., one of the world's largest wollastonite producers. They have operated the Pilares deposit near Hermosillo since 1997.

Fording Coal Limited    (wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Limited)

Wollastonite Property, Sonora. Purchased a wollastonite property near Hermosillo, Sonora via it's Mexican subsidiary Minera Nyco S.A. NYCO Minerals (a wholly owned subsidiary of Fording Coal Ltd.) is North America's largest wollastonite producer. Plans $100M improvement to facility that came on-line in 1997. Construction on mine & processing plant completed in early 1997. Wollastonite demand is at record levels in 1997 and Mexico's output will be boosted to over 200,000 tonnes per year. Fording' Mexico property includes 1150 acres of mineral rights and 1920 acres of surface rights.

CMH 1998-1999
NMN v2#46 01/13/97
Paydirt December, 1996
E&MJ May, 1994
NMN 02/14/94