CARCO Mineral Resources is a family owned and operated company focusing on complete customer satisfaction by providing quality products, excellent service, technical support, and competitive prices.
The owners and managers are experienced through previous mid and senior level positions including President positions of large construction material companies in North America prior to entering the industrial minerals business. The current management has been running CARCO since inception in 1996. Bentonite has been furnished from the current deposit since 1980.
The Caldwell Plant was owned and operated by the Unimin Corporation, primarily a Sand company, prior to Carco Mineral Resources, Inc. Since Unimin knew Sand and little about Bentonite, the Caldwell Plant was a bit of an odd business in their portfolio. Unimin sold the operation to CARCO and a gem became available for marketplaces around the world.
During the evaluation stages of the then Unimin Plant, CARCO and Allied Colloids (Ciba) entered into an exclusive supply agreement. CARCO exclusively supplied Bentonite to Ciba from 1996 – 2003.
CARCO is considered to be the norm and by most, the supplier of the highest quality bentonite in North America. Our success has been in large part due to the unique deposit that we mine and operate while keeping stringent quality control measures in place during processing and packaging. All of this has granted us the opportunity to develop long lasting working relationships with our customers and to provide the desired benefits to a new, diverse pulp & paper community. We are also pleased to provide our resources to the many professional companies who are seeking to improve and innovate all industries throughout the world.
Selective Mining at the Connor Mine requires strategic mine planning, precise mining and constant testing to ensure the quality our customers deserve.