Global Natural Commodities Trading and Logistics

Minerals and Ores

Minerals and Ores

We bring raw materials essential for Ceramic industries, Foundries, Steel industries and Cement Industries.

As part of our strategy to expand our business in the mining and minerals sector, Glenmex Naturlich Limited engages in international trading of selected raw materials essential for Ceramic industry, Foundries, Steel industries, Construction Industry and Cement Industry. We are specialised in the innovative procurement, exchange and delivery of essential mineral products along with ceramic clay. With a revolutionary idea and in-depth experience in the ore market, we provide holistic solutions for sourcing ores with taking care of all the processes in the supply chain, from miners to user warehouse facilities globally.

Iron Ore

Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. Ores containing very high quantities of hematite or magnetite (greater than about 60% iron) are known as “natural ore” or “direct shipping ore”, meaning they can be fed directly into iron-making blast furnaces. Iron ore is the raw material used to make pig iron, which is one of the main raw materials to make steel—98% of the mined iron ore is used to make steel.

Iron ore is a key commodity and vital product portfolio for GNL As rapidly growing suppliers of iron ore from South Africa, our approach is to lift the ore from where it is produced in South Africa and deliver it directly to industrial end users or trading houses in Asia and Europe where it is demanded. GNL reliable long term access and can assure steadfast supply of 64.5% Fe Base, 62% Fe Base, 58.3% Fe Base and 58.0 % Fe Base grades of iron ore. However the Fe% of every shipment may vary. If the iron ore shipped is at a higher or lower percentage than the Fe % Contracted Base, then the price paid for the shipment will escalate or reduce in accordance to the percentage of Fe in the ore that is actually supplied. We are global suppliers of iron ore from Australia, India, South Africa and Brazil. We trade iron ore in Lumps, Fines, Concentrates and Pellets. Our primary focus is export of iron ore to China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Netherlands.

Manganese Ore

Manganese is a silvery-grey, hard and very brittle metal useful in the manufacture of important products which impact on daily lives of users globally. Manganese possesses chemical properties that make it an ideal input into the making of alloys. Manganese ore is processed into alloys with high manganese content which also includes iron. The most important of these alloys are high carbon ferromanganese (HC FeMn), refined ferromanganese (RF FeMn) and silica manganese (SiMn) alloys. Iron ore needs to go through smelting, into a usable metallic iron form, which is then used to make various types of steel. Manganese, Iron and Steel industries are intricately linked. It is an important raw material in the Iron and steel industry as it is used for hardening steel and prevents it from rusting. It is used in dry cell batteries. It is used in forming many alloys. It is used in chemical, glass and electrical industries.

As international suppliers of manganese ore, GNL endeavours to advance long term supply partnerships and global logistics through which we hope to support our esteemed clients across the world with high purity manganese ore and concentrate which meets the required international quality and standards. GNL readily sources manganese ore from South Africa, Gabon, Ghana and Zambia among others. Due to the diversity of our source markets, we assure worldwide clients of continuous supply and firm product availability coupled with flexibility in our delivery of a broad spectrum of manganese ores.

Bauxite and Alumina

Bauxite, known mostly as aluminum ore; is a naturally occurring, heterogeneous material composed primarily of one or more aluminum hydroxide minerals, including the trihydrate gibbsites, the monohydrate polymorphs boehmite and diaspore plus various mixtures of silica, hematite (iron oxides), siderite (iron carbonates) and other impurities in trace amounts. Most bauxite deposits contain rutile, anatase, zircon and other minerals. The main varieties of bauxite include: Metallurgical grade bauxite; Refractory grade bauxite; Abrasive grade bauxite; and Chemical grade bauxite. GNL is engaged in global trading and supply of both metallurgical and non-metallurgical grades of bauxite.

We are engaged in trading of bauxite and Alumina from Australia, India, Guinea, Ghana, Mozambique and other African countries to China, United States, Vietnam, Indonesia and European Union.

GNL buys and sells metals and minerals on a global scale to manage flexibility for our customers. With our expertise in metal trading, we are able to swiftly respond to market developments and optimize the entire metals and ores supply chain to meet quality, timing, and price requirements. We deliver products as per customers requirements by sourcing from competitive origins.

Ball Clay

Ball clays are kaolinitic clays that commonly consist of 20–80% kaolinite, 10–25% mica, 6–65% quartz, as well as organic matter. Ball clay is formed from the weathering and transportation by water of parent rocks. Seams in the same deposit will vary in composition, depending on the quantity of the principal and accessory minerals.

Ball clays are fine-grained, highly plastic clays, which are principally used in the manufacture of ceramic whiteware and sanitaryware where they are appreciated for their plasticity, unfired strength and their light colour on firing. Selected clays can even give pure white end products. Among others, ball clays are also used in refractories, in polymers, in adhesives and sealants and in horticulture as soil amendments.

At GNL, we have a deep understanding of our customers’ requirements and their markets through waste experience. Our teams will continue to help customers meet their technical challenges, providing local support and the best ball clay blends to enhance their performance. We source ball clay from our mining partners located in Gujarat and Rajasthan provinces of India and supply to customers located in United Arab Emirates, Italy and Spain.


Kaolin is a rock from which the clay mineral kaolinite is derived. This one has been used for millennia as the principal ingredient in porcelain tableware. Today GNL kaolin bring critical properties to a host of end applications ranging from paper to paints, fiberglass to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Kaolin, or ‘china clay’ as it is commonly called, is a hydrated aluminum silicate crystalline mineral formed over many millions of years by the hydrothermal decomposition of granite rocks. Hydrous kaolin is characterized by its fine particle size, plate-like or lamellar particle shape, and chemical inertness. Metakaolin is manufactured by the calcination of kaolin to form an amorphous pozzolanic white mineral additive for use in cement-based products. Calcined Kaolin is an anhydrous aluminum silicate produced by heating ultrafine natural kaolin to high temperatures in a kiln. The calcination process increases whiteness and hardness, improves electrical properties, and alters the size and shape of the kaolin particles.

GNL offers a wide range of innovative and sustainable engineered kaolin-based solutions to help optimize customer performance within industries as diverse as ceramics, cosmetics, paper and packaging, paints, pharmaceuticals plastics, and rubber and supply quality kaolin from its partner’s deposits and beneficiation plants in India and Brazil.

Our products offer unique and specific geological properties which we fine-tune to meet the specific requirements of the diverse markets we serve.


Feldspar is the name given to a group of naturally occurring alumino-silicate minerals containing varying amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, and/or lithium. The feldspar group of minerals is by far the most abundant group of minerals in the Earth’s crust, making up about 50% of all rocks. Feldspar minerals are essential components in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, to such an extent that the classification of a number of rocks is based on their feldspar content.

Although highly present in igneous rocks like granite, commercial feldspar is generally mined from pegmatite or feldspathic sand deposits. Feldspars are generally divided into three categories, feldspar, pegmatite and feldspathic sand, and are primarily used in industrial applications for their alumina and alkali content. Feldspars and pegmatites play an important role as fluxing agents in ceramics and glass production and are valuable functional fillers in the paint and adhesive industries.

GNL has a wide portfolio of feldspar and pegmatite products. With in-depth knowledge of how feldspar interacts in our customers’ end products, we will continue to harness our minerals to help customers improve performance, reduce costs and minimize their carbon footprint.

GNL trades a broad range of minerals throughout Asia, Europe, and South America. Our seasoned traders design strategies to optimize the value of our generation and mine assets, to manage risks, and to ensure that our customers have a reliable supply of increasingly suitable quality minerals.